Knowledge of Europe's cultural foundation in the classical culture (Greece and Rome), in particular its literature, philosophy, political thought and art, with special attention to their impact in the history of Europe.
Description of contents: programme
Analysis of the literary, philosophical and historiographical production during the classical Antiquity with especial consideration of its transmission. Exposition of classical thought and its materialization in science, philosophy, politics and society. Mythology and development of the classical religiosity. The classical legacy and its influence in European culture.
Learning activities and methodology
Seminars with reading and commentary of a selection of classical and modern texts. Elaboration of essays (2ECTS).
% end-of-term-examination 60
% of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Cantarella, E.. El peso de Roma en la cultura europea. Akal. 1996
Elvira, M.A. Carrasco, M. (eds.). Ex Roma lux. Electa. 1997
Higuet, G.. La tradición clásica II. La reinterpretación de los mitos, 331-358. Fondo de Cultura Económica. 1998
Tsigakou, F.M.. El redescubrimiento de Grecia. Serbal. 1994
Aristóteles. La Política. Alianza. 2015
Gómez Espelosín, F.J.. Los griegos.Un legado universal. Alianza. 2003
Menandro. Comedias. Gredos. 1986
The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.