February 2015 Topic: Civic Virtue

by Nathan on February 19, 2015

“Oath of the Horatii” by Jacques-Louis David (1784). Source: Wikipedia.
Topic: Civic Virtue
Inquiry: What makes a good citizen in a free society? What makes an ideal citizen? And finally, what makes an exceptional citizen?
Required Readings:
2. Titus Livy: Histories Book III: Ch. 26 – 29 only. This is the part on Cincinnatus.
3. Thomas Macaulay’s Horatius (from the Lays of Ancient Rome).
Optional Readings:
1. Shakespeare’s Coriolanus
2. OR… you can watch Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus, which is excellent in my mind.

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