European Modernity and the Greek Ideal (EUST2616)


Throughout the last 2000 years, the Greek legacy has exerted a powerful influence on the European imagination. It has remained a reference point for western politics, thought and culture and has contributed significantly in shaping the European tradition of rational humanism and critical reflection. The unit draws on literature, images and films to survey the European preoccupation with Greek culture, from the Roman period to Postmodernism, and to explore the reasons behind this ongoing fascination.

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1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


1x1000wd presentation (20%), 1x1000wd short essay (20%), 1x4000wd essay (50%), tutorial participation (10%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Junior credit points from Table A

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