Checking date: 18/05/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Classical antiquity and legacy
Study: Bachelor in Humanities (213)

Coordinating teacher: NEIRA JIMENEZ, MARIA LUZ

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Humanities: Geography, Contemporary History and Art

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
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
Lecture (4ECTS) Seminars with reading and commentary of a selection of classical and modern texts. Elaboration of essays (2ECTS).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • 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
Additional Bibliography
  • 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.