Checking date: 09/05/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Classics Culture
Dual Bachelor in Journalism and Humanities Studies (2013 Study Plan) (Plan: 305 - Estudio: 282)

Coordinating teacher: BERMEJO TIRADO, JESUS

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

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Arts and Humanities

Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Skills in the knowledge of Spanish lenguage
Overview of the Classical Graeco-Roman culture through the literary texts. Learning and practice of a Classical language. Introduction to the classical world and the disciplines related to its study, with particular emphasis on archaeological disciplines.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Knowledge of historical and cultural context of Ancient Greek and Roman worlds through the analysis of literary texts and archaeology. Greek literature and Latin literatures through their texts and archaeology. Block 1. The world of the Homeric poems. The Bronze Age in the Aegean. Knossos and the Minoan palaces. Schliemann and the discovery of Troy and Mycenae. The Dark Ages. The Geometric. The Orientalizing Orientalizing. Block 2. Classical Greece. The Archaic period. The 5th century: architecture, sculpture and ceramics. Literature of the classical period. Socrates. The 4th century: architecture, sculpture and ceramics. Plato and Aristotle. Block 3. The Hellenistic world. Alexander the Great. The Hellenistic kingdoms: architecture, sculpture and ceramics. The new comedy Block 4. The awakening of Rome The archaic monarchy and the origin of Roman urbanism. The Republican period: architecture, ceramics and plastic arts. The origins of Latin literature: Plautus, Terence and Cicero. The Republican Forum. Block 5. The High-Imperial Period Culture in the Augustan period: architecture and sculpture. Latin literature of the Augustan period. The Julio-Claudian dynasty: literature, architecture and urbanism. The plastic arts: painting and mosaic. Latin epigraphy. The art of the Flavian and Antonine periods. The Latin historiography of the first and second centuries AD. The Imperial Forums. Block 6. The Late Roman period The art of the Severan dynasty. The second sophistic. Diocletian: architecture and plastic arts. arts. Constantine and the Christian empire.
Learning activities and methodology
Analysis of texts and archaeological documents. Theory and practice (2 ECTS). Lectures on Classical Culture (2 ECTS). Practices (2 ECTS).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 55
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 45

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • . Homer, Odyssey. University of Michigan Press. 2002
  • . Aristotle, Politics. Hackett Publishing. 1998
  • . Euripides, Women on the Edge: Four Plays by Euripides: Alcestis, Medea, Helen, Iphigenia at Aulis. Routledge. 1999
  • . Hesiod, Theogony, Works and Days, Testimonia. Loeb Classical Library. 2006
  • . Plato, The Symposium. Cambridge University Press. 2008
  • . Sophocles, The Theban Plays of Sophocles. The Yale New Classics Series. 2007
  • Susan E. Alcock (Editor), Robin Osborne (Editor). Classical Archaeology . Blackwell. 2012
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • . Foley, J. M.: A Companion to Ancient Epic.. Blackwell Companions to Ancient World, Blackwell, Oxford 2005.
  • . Gregory, J.: A Companion to Greek Tragedy.. Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Blackwell, Oxford 2005.
  • . Harrison, St.: A Companion to Latin Literature.. Blackwell Companions to Ancient World. Blackwell, Oxford 2004.
  • Robb, K: . Literacy and Paideia in Ancient Greece. New York-Oxford. 1994
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