DSBcA28 History of Ancient Historiography

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s) (plus 1 credit for an exam). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Adam Kuvik (lecturer)
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
Timetable
Thu 12:00–13:40 A21
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! DSBcA028 Ancient Historiography
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 provides students with an inside into the genres of ancient historiography from the Mediterranean area (Egypt, Near East, Greece, Roman Empire) as well as with an overview of ancient historians and their works.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the module students will get acquainted with ancient historiography of the Mediterranean space.
They will also get acquainted with different genres of ancient historiography, prominent historians and their writings.
Syllabus
  • 1. Writing history in ancient Egypt and Near East.
  • 2. Greek historiography of the Classical period.
  • 3. Greek historiography of the Hellenistic period.
  • 4. Greek historians of Rome.
  • 5. Origins of Roman historiography.
  • 6. The annalistic and biographic tradition of the Roman republic, late republic historiography.
  • 7. Historiography of the principat period I.
  • 8. Historiography of the principat period II.
  • 9. Historiography in the Age of Constantin I, Church history.
  • 10. The development of Greek historiography.
  • 11. Latin historiography: Jerome, Orosius and western chroniclers.
  • 12. Latin historiography and the barbarian kingdoms, historiography of the East.
  • 13. Early Byzantine historiography.
Literature
    required literature
  • CANFORA, Luciano. Dějiny řecké literatury. Translated by Dagmar Bartoňková. 1. vyd. Praha: KLP-Koniasch Latin Press, 2001. 893 s. ISBN 8085917696. info
  • CONTE, Gian Biagio. Dějiny římské literatury. Translated by Dagmar Bartoňková. Vyd. 1. Praha: KLP-Koniasch Latin Press, 2003. 790 s. ISBN 8085917874. info
    recommended literature
  • Greek and Roman historiography in late antiquityfourth to sixth century A.D. Edited by Gabriele Marasco. Boston, Mass.: Brill, 2003. viii, 540. ISBN 9004112758. info
  • Greek and Roman historiography. Edited by John Marincola. 1st pub. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. x, 498. ISBN 9780199233502. info
  • A companion to Greek and Roman historiography. Edited by John Marincola. Pbk. ed. 1st pub. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. xli, 705. ISBN 9781444339239. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, reading of translated works of ancient historians, discussion
Assessment methods
Requirements for successful completion of the module: seminar paper, test (70%).
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Studenti Dějin starověku studující podle vedlejšího plánu (minor) a neoboroví studenti ukončují zápočtem, ostatní zkouškou.
The course is taught once in two years.

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