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Murder, Mayhem, Misdemeanors and Morals: The Law in Ancient Athens

April 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As all law is essentially the values, mores and ethics of societies and cultures, this talk will look at how the ancient democracy of Athens constructed their ideas about murder, what constituted an offense, how their society determined guilt or innocence and finally, how Athens decided on what punishments were appropriate. Underlying the law in ancient Athens are fundamental ideas of their direct democracy, their concepts of rights and their attitudes towards women, slaves and foreigners. All this will hopefully help us today to evaluate our ideas of the law, crime, punishment and the best ways to determine guilt or innocence.

Lecturer: Dr. Wendell Mauter, Professor or History, Quincy University

POLIS is an opportunity for lifelong learning for seniors, 55+ years. There are two semesters each year requiring a membership fee of $15 per semester. Choose from 15 or more classes each semester. Classes are $4 each. Classes are casual in lecture format with no tests, plus cookies and coffee at break. Cancellations do occur due to inclement weather. Call the office at 217-228-5594 to hear cancellation messages. Attend a one time only class for free to see if POLIS is for you. Walk in. Sit down and enjoy.

For more information:
Call 217-228-5594
Email: polis@quincy.edu
Online: www.quincy.edu/academic/polis


April 5, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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