Lab.: Factum & Ius - Grandi processi della storia - preparazione (2 cfu) (2020/2021)

Course code
4S009654
Name of lecturer
Carlo Pelloso
Coordinator
Carlo Pelloso
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
NN - -
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
not yet allocated

Learning outcomes

The course shall give the students the opportunity to experience an Athenian criminal trial, according to the law in force within the frame of the radical democracy in the 4th century BC. The meetings aim at developing the legal reasoning on the grounds of the case against Socrates, public speaking, team-working and decision-making.

Syllabus

Socrates in the Arts: an introduction to the trial in its historical context
Judicial Rhetoric: an introduction
The Athenian legal system in the 4th century BC
The Athenian legal procedure in the 4th century BC
Socrates’s apology: criticism
Reconstructing Meletus’s prosecution
Socrates: thought and action
Preparing the prosecution file: rewriting the kategoria
Preparing the defence: rewriting the apologhia
Final Training

Assessment methods and criteria

Written report