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Leo Paul De Alvarez, Ph.D.


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

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

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

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 Twentieth 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.