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The Rule of Law

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Lysias: Against Simon

In this course, Professor Edward Harris (University of Durham) explores Lysias’ speech Against Simon, a case apparently concerning a fight between two men over a boy, Theodotus. In particular, we think about the rule of law in ancient Athens, the means by which an Athenian could bring a case to court and the legal procedure of the case itself, before providing a close reading of the speech itself.

The Rule of Law

In this module, we think the principle of the rule of law in Classical Athens, looking in particular at the differences between ancient and modern conceptions of the principle.

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Harris, E. (2018, August 15). Lysias: Against Simon - The Rule of Law [Video]. MASSOLIT.

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Harris, E. "Lysias: Against Simon – The Rule of Law." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 15 Aug 2018,


Prof. Edward Harris

Prof. Edward Harris

Durham University