Checking date: 25/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Classical antiquity and legacy
Dual Bachelor in Journalism and Humanities Studies (Plan: 414 - Estudio: 282)

Coordinating teacher: NEIRA JIMENEZ, MARIA LUZ

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

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Knowledge of the Spanish language to follow the master classes in the classroom, to carry out the four practices and the final exam in writing
Knowledge of Europe's cultural foundation in the classical culture (Greece and Rome), especially of the Written Culture and the Visual Culture, as well as its impact in particular from the Modern Age
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Analysis of the literary and visual production during the classical Antiquity, with especial consideration about the relevant role of the creation and representation of mythological constructions in poetry, performing arts, history and other genres, as well as their iconography in vase painting, sculptural reliefs, fresco paintings, Roman mosaics and other media, affecting its transmission and resemantization in the course of Antiquity. with especial consideration of its transmission. In this line, the classical legacy and its influence in European culture in the history.
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

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
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
  • Apolodoro. Biblioteca. Gredos. 1985
  • Aristóteles. La Política. Alianza. 2015
  • Esquilo, Sofocles y Euripides. Obras Completas. Tragedias. Gredos. 1990
  • Gómez Espelosín, F.J.. Los griegos.Un legado universal. Alianza. 2003
  • Hesiodo. Obras y Fragmentos. Gredos. 1990
  • Homero. Iliada. Gredos. 1988
  • Homero. La Odisea. Gredos. 1993
  • Ovidio. Metamorfosis. Cátedra. 1995

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.