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Leo Paul de Alvarez, Ph.D.

Dr. Leo Paul de Alvarez


        Office: Braniff 210
        Phone: 972-721-5344


  Thucydides, Politics & the Bible, Shakespeare, Aristotle & Plato, Machiavelli.

  Ph.D University of Notre Dame, 1970
  B. A. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1957

Recent Courses
  POL 5300/6379 Shakespeare's Greek Plays, Summer 2011
  POL 3312/5301 Political Regimes (Plutarch/Augustine/Machiavelli),Spring 2011
  POL 5300/6311 Thucydides, Spring 2011
  POL 6377 The Bible and Political Order, Spring 2011
  POL 3332/5351 Aristotle's Politics, Fall 2010
  POL 5300/6376 Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics, Spring 2010
  POL 7374 Plato's Laws, Spring 2010
  POL 5300/6381 Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy, Fall 2009
  POL 3332 Aristotle's Politics, Spring 2009

Works in Progress
  Shakespeare's Greek Plays
  Commentaries on Plutarch's Lives

ed Publications

The Machiavellian Enterprise   The Machiavellian Enterprise: A Commentary on The Prince.
   De Kalb, IL: Northern Illinois Press, 1999

Edited Books
  Abraham Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address, and American Constitutionalism.
  Irving, TX: University of Dallas Press, 1980.

Translated Books

The Prince   Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince, with Introduction, Notes and Index.
   Irving, TX: University of Dallas Press, 1980; reprint, Waveland Press, 1989.


"Nature and the City: Timon of Athens." In Shakespeare as Political ThinkerEnlarged 2nd Edition, eds. John Alvis and Thomas G. West, 177-202. Wilmington, DE ISI Books, 2000.

"Biblical Allusions in the Comedy of Errors." In Law and Philosophy: Practice and Theory, eds. William Braithwaite, John Murley, and Robert Stone. Ohio University Press, 1991.

"The Constitution and American Character: The Framers' Views." In Constitutionalism in Perspective: The United States Constitution in Twentith Century Politics (Constitutionalism in America, Vol 3), ed. Sarah Thurow, Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1988.

"Poetry and Kingship: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream." In Arts, Society and Literature, 158-84. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 1984.

"Reflections on Lincoln's Political Religion." In Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, and American Constitutionalism, 171-91. Irving, TX: University of Dallas Press, 1976.

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