HISTORY OF CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS
Code: 31047
ECTS: 6
Departament: Department of Social Sciences and Management
Field of Study: History - Ancient History
Keywords:
    Greece
    Rome
Teacher:
José das Candeias Sales
Área Científica: History (Ancient History).
E-mail: sales@uab.pt

Course Description:
This course unit studies the Greek and Roman civilizations in their various aspects.
In the case of Greece, the course unit is organized essentially around the city-states of Athens and Sparta: their nature, functions, origins and development. Besides, the course unit approaches to the Hellenistic period (art, literature, theatre, religion and education).
In relation to Rome, the course unit traces the evolution of Roman civilization considering the main economic, social, religious and literary aspects which featured its numerous historical periods, from the populations of primitive Italy until the imperial period, also touching upon the monarchy and the Republic.


Competences:
• Understanding critically the information introduced on the Greek and Roman civilizations past history;
• Distinguishing structuring phenomena and trends from situational and episodic elements;
• Expressing clearly in written form.


Contents:
TEXTBOOK 1:
PART II – THE GREEK POLIS: LIFE AND WORK.
PART IV – HELLENISTIC PERIOD: A TIME OF CULTURAL REFINEMENT, FUSION AND DIFFUSION.
PART V – LIFE AND CULTURE.
TEXTBOOK 2:
3. ROMAN SOCIETY.
4. ROMAN RELIGION.
5. DAILY LIFE.


Bibliography:
Basic bibliography:
  • José Ribeiro FERREIRA, Civilizações Clássicas – I. Grécia, Lisboa, Universidade Aberta, 1996.
  • Rui M. Sobral CENTENO (coord.), Civilizações Clássicas – II. Roma, Lisboa, Universidade Aberta, 1996.
Complementary Bibliography:
Dictionaries:
• Guy RACHET, Dicionário Temático Larousse – Civilização Grega, Lisboa, Círculo de Leitores, 1999.
• Jean-Claude FREDOUILLE, Dicionário Temático Larousse – Civilização Romana, Lisboa, Círculo de Leitores, 1999.
Atlas
• Peter LEVI, Grécia. Berço do Ocidente, Colecção «Grandes Culturas e Civilizações», Lisboa, Círculo de Leitores, 1991.
• Tim CORNELL, John MATTHEWS, Roma. Herança de um Império, Colecção «Grandes Culturas e Civilizações», Lisboa, Círculo de Leitores, 1991.
Others:
•  Michel CHRISTOL, Daniel NONY, Roma e o seu Império. Das origens às invasões bárbaras, Lisboa, Publicações Dom Quixote, 1993.
•  Andrea GIARDINA (Dir.), O Homem Romano, Lisboa, Editorial Presença, 1992.
•  Pierre GRIMAL, O século de Augusto, Lisboa, Edições 70, 1997.
•  Allan MASSIE, Augusto, Lisboa, Gradiva, 2002.
•  Claude MOSSÉ, Alexandre. O destino de um mito, Mem-Martins, Publicações Europa-América, 2005.


Format:
E-learning.


Workload (hours): 156
Contact Hours: 15

Assessment:
Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final presence-based exam (100%).


Comments:
Students are required to have access to a computer with Internet connection and an e-mail address as well as to have computer literacy from the users' perspective.


Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office – gcri@uab.pt