Classical Greek Culture
a) To acquire conscience of Western cultural roots;
b) To acquire knowledge of the Greek ancient culture in its different ages;
c) To know the traces of the Hellenic legacy in European culture.
Maria Leonor Santa Bárbara de Carvalho
Weekly - 4
Total - 168
- Burckhardt, Jacob. The Greeks and Greek Civilization (tr. by Sheila Stern; introd. by Oswyn Murray). London, Fontana Press, 1998.
- Burkert, W. A religião grega na época clássica e arcaica (trad. de M. J. Simões Loureiro). Lisboa, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 1993.
- Hornblower, Simon. The Greek World (479-323 B. C.). London & New York, Routledge, 2006 (reimpr.).
- Préaux, Clarie. El mundo helenístico. Grecia y Oriente (323-146 a. C.) (trad. de Juan Faci Lacasta). Barcelona, Editorial Labor, 1984 (2 vols.).
- Rocha Pereira, Mª. Helena da. Estudos de história da cultura clássica, vol. I: Cultura grega. Lisboa, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 1980 (5ª. ed.).
Lectures, with analysis and discussion of texts, and individual work of students, related with the topics of the programme, presented orally.
a written essay and a test. The essay should be presented orally and its mark is the weighing of the written version and the oral presentation(50%), test(50%)
I. Greece and its history: the framing of a civilisation.
1. Formation of Greece and the constitution of the Greeks.
2. Greek identity.
3. Minoan and Mycenaean civilisations.
4. From the Archaic age to the Hellenistic age: the evolution of one civilisation.
II. Greek culture.
1. Literature and culture.
2.The Homeric poems.
3. Hesiod and a new conception of life.
4. The archaic poetry.
5. Greek education in Classical age: Athens and Sparta.
6. Greek religion: gods and man.
7. The theatre: tragedy and comedy.
8. Greek art.
9. Greek political thought.
10. The Hellenistic age: a new conception of life; literature and culture in the Hellenistic age.