DSBcA16 Interpretative Seminar II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. et Mgr. Markéta Melounová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. et Mgr. Markéta Melounová, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites
DSBcA15 Interpretative Seminar I
At least basic knowledge of Latin/ancient Greek.
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
In the seminar, students will be appraised with the most important historical works of the Roman Republic and the Principate. Legal sources, letters, biographies etc. will be read, as well.
The seminar will focus on working with sources on the example of specific topics (e.g. Pompeius' unrealized principate and common features of his Eastern policy with the Roman policy towards the provinces in the Principate; integration of provinces under the Empire etc.).
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to search out sources for specific problems of Roman history independently and draw conclusions on the basis of their critical analysis.
Syllabus
  • The environment of the Late Roman Republic: the optimates and populares; Sulla's reforms.
  • Pompeius Magnus: his "extraordinary" career in the context of the political life of the Late Republic.
  • Social strata in the Principate (senatores, equites, decuriones; the problem of liberti and familia Caesaris).
  • The ways of integration of provinces under the Principate: service in the army (legions and auxilia).
  • Roman citizenship, ius Latii (Latium minus, maius), ius Italicum; taxes.
  • Integration through urbanization: coloniae and municipia under the Principate.
  • Roman attitudes towards the integration promoted by emperors; Roman prejudice against foreigners.
Literature
    required literature
  • ALFÖLDY, Géza. Römische Sozialgeschichte. 4., völlig überarbeitete u. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2011. 399 stran. ISBN 9783515098410. info
  • BALTRUSCH, Ernst. Caesar und Pompeius. 3. Aufl., bibliographisch ak. Darmstadt: WBG (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft), 2011. x, 198. ISBN 9783534719327. info
  • CHRIST, Karl. Krize a zánik římské republiky. Translated by Jan Hlavička. Vydání první. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2010. 421 stran. ISBN 9788074290299. info
  • GRUEN, Erich S. The Last Generation of the Roman Republic. Berkeley; Los Angeles; London, 1995.
  • The encyclopedia of ancient history. Edited by Roger S. Bagnall. 1st pub. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. viii s. ISBN 9781444338386. info
    recommended literature
  • SEAGER, Robin. Pompey the Great : a Political Biography. Reprint of the 2nd Edition. Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2003.
  • APPIANOS. Krize římské republiky : (Římské dějiny II - Občanské války). Translated by Jan Burian - Bohumila Mouchová. Vydání první. Praha: Svoboda, 1989. 495 stran. ISBN 802050060X. info
  • CAESAR, C. Iulius. Commentarii rerum gestarum. Vol. 1: Bellum Gallicum. Edidit Alfred Klotz. Přetisk 4. vyd. Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1957. info
  • CAESAR, Gaius Iulius. Válečné paměti : o válce gallské, alexandrijské, africké a hispánské [12652]. Praha: Svoboda, 1972. info
  • CICERO, Marcus Tullius. M. Tulli Ciceronis Epistulae ad Atticum. Edited by D. R. Shackleton Bailey. [Leipzig]: De Gruyter, 2012. xviii, 327. ISBN 9783598712081. info
  • CICERO, Marcus Tullius. M. Tulli Ciceronis Epistulae ad Atticum. Edited by D. R. Shackleton Bailey. [Leipzig]: De Gruyter, 2012. iv, 756. ISBN 9783598712098. info
  • CICERO, Marcus Tullius. Political speeches. Edited by D. H. Berry. 1st pub. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. xl, 345. ISBN 0192832662. info
  • DESSAU, H. Inscriptiones Latinae selectae. Berlin, 1914. info
  • IUVENALIS, Decimus Iunius. Satire. Edited by Luca Canali - Ettore Barelli. 1. ed. Milano: BUR, 2002. 291 s. ISBN 8817127825. info
  • IUVENALIS AQUINATUS, Decimus Iunius. Satiry [Iuvenalis, 1972]. Praha: Svoboda, 1972. info
  • PLUTARCHOS. Životopisy slavných Řeků a Římanů. 1. Praha: Odeon - nakladatelství krásné literatury a umění, 1967. 834 s. info
  • PLUTARCHOS. Životopisy slavných Řeků a Římanů. 2. Praha: Odeon - nakladatelství krásné literatury a umění, 1967. 808 s., [3. info
  • SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS, Gaius. Opera. Edited by Maximilian Ihm. Ed. stereotypa editionis 1. Monachii: In aedibus K.G. Saur, 2003. xviii, 359. ISBN 3598718276. info
  • SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS, Gaius. Životopisy dvanácti císařů spolu se zlomky jeho spisu O význačných literátech : De vita Caesarum (Orig.). Vyd. 3., ve Svobodě 1. Praha: Svoboda, 1974. 582 s. info
  • TACITUS, Publius Cornelius. P. Cornelii Taciti libri qui supersunt. Edited by Heinz Heubner. Editio correctior. Stutgardiae: In aedibus B.G. Teubneri, 1994. xi, 481. ISBN 3519118335. info
  • TACITUS, Publius Cornelius. P. Cornelii Taciti libri qui supersunt. Edited by Heinz Heubner. Stutgardiae: In aedibus B.G. Teubneri, 1978. ix, 264. ISBN 3519018365. info
  • TACITUS. Letopisy : Cornelii Taciti ab axcessu divi augusti (Orig.). Translated by Antonín Minařík - Antonín Hartmann. Vyd. 3. Praha: Svoboda, 1975. 554 s. info
  • TACITUS. Z dějin císařského Říma : Dějiny (Obsaž.) : Germánie (Obsaž.) : Rozprava o řečnících (Obsaž.) : Život Iulia Agricoly (Obsaž.). Translated by Antonín Minařík - Antonín Hartmann - Václav Bahník. Vyd. 1. Praha: Svoboda, 1976. 473 s. info
Teaching methods
Critical analysis of selected texts; discussion.
Assessment methods
Presenting a paper in the class.
Written test - questions to selected parts of the texts that were discussed during the lessons.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.

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