Great works of political philosophy from ancient, Greece and Rome, early Christianity, and the, Renaissance. Themes include the foundations of, morality and justice, the role of hierarchy in, politics, and the role of politics in cultivating, human excellence. Works may include Thucydides', History of the Peloponnesian War; Plato's, Apology, Crito, and Republic;, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and, Politics; Augustine's City of God;, and Machiavelli's The Prince, among others.