DSBcB010 Human and Divine Things - Law and Religion of Ancient Rome

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2015
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 3 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: z (credit).
JUDr. Miroslav Frýdek, Ph.D. et Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jarmila Bednaříková, CSc.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Mon 14:10–15:45 M22
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 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course will focus on working with primary sources. After graduating student should have an overview of the origin of Roman law and religious ties.
  • Iurisprudentia , that jurisprudence is Roman jurist Ulpian defined as the knowledge of things divine and human . Roman daily life (private and public ) was regulated by both the will of the gods (FAS ) and the will of the people and its officials as legislators (ius ) . Subject "Things divine and human things - law and religion of ancient Rome" introduction to ancient Roman mentality , which consists of two areas : the magical- religious, which is represented in the right circle of standards called fas , which later found its reflection in law jus. Both of these components are integrated and dedicated at the same time . These components are so closely connected that it is sometimes very difficult to find them dividing line . Students will become familiar both with the origin of Roman law , the interpreters , who were priests and religious reflection standards in public and private life. Syllabus: 1st Origins of Roman law - the gift of second Egeriin Overview of the development of Roman religious ideas 3rd Roman priests and their influence on law 4 Fas - ius fifth Reflection of religion in public life 6th Reflection of religion in their private lives seventh Penalties in terms of religion and law 8 Magic 9th Sacrilegium 10.Formy interaction of religion and law ( asylum , leges sacratae ... )
    required literature
  • SKŘEJPEK, Michal. Ius et religio : právo a náboženství ve starověkém Římě. 1. vyd. Pelhřimov: Vydavatelství 999, 1999. 317 s. ISBN 80-901064-8-X. info
    recommended literature
  • Stará, I. Rodina a její význam v římském právu. KEY Publishing, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7418-184-9
  • FRÝDEK, Miroslav, Jarmila BEDNAŘÍKOVÁ, Irena RADOVÁ, Renata VESELÁ, Ivana STARÁ, Silvie ŠIMORDOVÁ and Markéta MELOUNOVÁ. Právní, náboženské a politické aspekty starověké římské rodiny. 1. vyd. Ostrava, 2012. 121 pp. Edice právo. ISBN 978-80-7418-157-3. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, reading sources and their interpretation, discussion
Assessment methods
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2019.
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