DSMB23 Everyday Life in Ancient Rome - Workshop

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/0/2. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Tomáš Antoš (lecturer)
Mgr. Tereza Antošovská, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Mirón Jurík (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Markéta Slažanská (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Markéta Melounová, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
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
each even Friday 11:00–14:40 A21
! DSMgrB20 Everyday Life in Rome-workshop
At least basic knowledge of ancient Roman history is welcome.
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 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 16/20, only registered: 1/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge of selected aspects of everyday life in ancient Rome by the experimental method. Practical reconstruction will be centred around the ancient Roman household, dining, clothing and education.
Students will first get acquainted with theoretical basics of each topic and, subsequently, with the ancient manufacturing process. They will be then able to create their own Roman attire, jewelry etc.
The workshop extends the content of the course DSMgrA06 Everyday life in ancient Rome by a practical compound. However, for the enrollment into the workshop, it is not obligatory to enroll in/pass the DSMgrA06 (and vice versa).
Learning outcomes
Thanks to the experimental teaching method, students will gain deeper knowledge of every day life in the age of ancient Rome.
They will be acquainted with methods, practice and pitfalls of today's popular trend of historical reenactment ("living history").
If they attend the lectures of DSMgrA06 Everyday life in ancient Rome, as well, the course will enrich its traditional theoretical approach and reading of primary sources with practical skills.
  • Thematic blocks:
  • 1. Household equipment
  • 2. Domestic cult
  • 3. Clothing, shoes, hairstyles, cosmetics, jewelry
  • 4. Education, school supplies
    required literature
  • MÜLLER, I,. von. Handbuch der klassischen Altertumswissenschaft. Die römischen Privataltertümer. München 1911.
  • WEEBER, Karl-Wilhelm. Alltag im Alten Rom : das Leben in der Stadt. 4., verbesserte Auflage der. Mannheim: Albatros, 2011, 447 stran. ISBN 9783538076235. info
  • WEEBER, Karl-Wilhelm. Alltag im Alten Rom : das Landleben : ein Lexikon. Vollständig überarbeitete. Darmstadt: Primus Verlag, 2012, 312 stran. ISBN 9783534253869. info
  • JOHNSTON, Harold Whetstone. The Private Life of the Romans. Chicago: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1909. Dostupné online: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/40549/40549-h/40549-h.htm
    recommended literature
  • BURIAN, Jan. Řím : světla a stíny antického velkoměsta. Vyd. 1. Praha: Svoboda, 1970, 285 s. URL info
  • Der Neue Pauly/The New Pauly (on-line, databáze ÚKS)
Teaching methods
Lectures, workshop (making of Roman replicas).
Students will be provided with tools and theoretical knowledge; they will, however, be obliged to procure their own material (e.g. fabric for one's clothes) at their own expense.
Assessment methods
The credits will be gained for active participation and creation of a replica of one's choice.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2024, Spring 2025.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2023, recent)
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