DSBcB03 Auxiliary Sciences of History in the Context of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020

The course is not taught in Autumn 2020

Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Nina Jašková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Nina Jašková, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
! OBOR ( PV ) && ! DSBcB003 ASH and Ancient History
The course is aimed at beginners and does not require any previous knowledge of the auxiliary sciences of history.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/50, only registered: 0/50, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/50
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to explain the basics of the auxiliary sciences of history and to practically show, why they are so important for Ancient History.
Learning outcomes
After the completion of the course the student will be able to: explain the term auxiliary sciences of history; specify and characterize auxiliary sciences of history; read the script of ancient sources; explain the principle of the Roman calendar; summarize time measurement in Antiquity.
  • I. Introduction: what are the auxiliary sciences of history?
  • II. Latin script on the ancient palaeographic writing materials a, preserved written monuments b, types of script (capitalis rustica, capitalis quadrata, old and late italic script) – division, development of the script, signs of particular types of script
  • III. Roman administration (offices and documents) 1, The Roman Kingdom and the age of the Republic 2, Politics and administration during the reign of Augustus 3, Bureaucracy during the reign of Claudius 4, Nero´s policies, Administration of the age of the Flavian and the Nerva-Antonine dynasty,
  • IV. The Christian era and liturgical books 1, The personage of Jesus Christ and the first persecution of Christians 2, The Apostles and the Gospels 3, What is Codicology? 4, The Bible and its translations
  • V. Excursion
    required literature
  • HLAVÁČEK, Ivan - KAŠPAR, Jaroslav - NOVÝ, Rostislav. Vademecum pomocných věd historických. 2. vyd. Jinočany: H&H, 1994.
  • Friedrich Gustav, Rukověť křesťanské chronologie. Praha 1934; 2.vyd. Praha, Paseka, 1997.
    recommended literature
  • Friedrich, Gustav. 1898. Učebná kniha paleografie latinské. Praha: Bursík-Kohout.
  • Bláhová, Marie. Historická chronologie. Praha 2001.
  • Bischoff, Bernhard. 1979. Paläographie des römischen Altertums und des abendländischen Mittelalters. Berlin.
Teaching methods
lectures, discussion
Assessment methods
Requirements for successful completion of the course: a project and a presentation.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.

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