DOTPV_RVER Roman Public Law

Faculty of Law
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. JUDr. Pavel Salák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. Pavel Salák, Ph.D.
Department of the History of the State and Law – Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Zuzana Suchá
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! DO6RIPR02 Roman Public Law
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course focuses on the aspects of Roman law which would today be part of the public law – especially the administrative law, criminal law and international public law.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to;
explain how the transformation of Rome from magistrate state into empire had influenced the organization and functioning of the state apparatus;
understand the influence of Christianity on the Roman state institutions;
analyse the impact of the contacts with barbarians on the Roman state institutions;
understand the patterns of the rise and development of the criminal law.
  • Roman Constitution and state
  • Roman Criminal Law
  • International Relationships in Ancient World
    required literature
  • URFUS, V. Římskoprávní vzdělanost a její vklad do vývoje státoprávních představ : od středověku do konce feudalismu. 1. vyd. Brno: Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně, 1978. 134 s.
    recommended literature
  • MOMMSEN, Theodor. Römisches Staatsrecht. 3. Aufl. Leipzig: S. Hirzel, 1887. Handbuch der römischen Alterthümer.
  • MOMMSEN, Theodor. Römisches Strafrecht. Leipzig: Verlag von Duncker & Humblot, 1899. Systematisches Handbuch der Deutschen Rechtswissenschaft. Dostupné také z:
Teaching methods
As a teaching method, there is an individual study of assigned expert literature and eventually individual expert consultations with lecturers.
Assessment methods
Analysis of a chosen fragment and a discussion.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2023.
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