DSMgrA01 Reading and Interpretation of Historical Sources - Greece

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. PhDr. Jarmila Bednaříková, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Markéta Melounová, 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
Thu 10:00–11:40 A24
Knowledge of the Greek alphabet; basic knowledge of ancient Greek is welcome.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The students will be acquainted with the most important Greek terms concerning public administration, military, and with information related to some neigbors of the Eastern Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire (nomads).
Learning outcomes
The student will:
- be able to read correctly an ancient Greek text;
- be able to understand it to such an extent that he/she can use it as starting point for his/her scholarly work;
- is capable of quoting an ancient Greek text properly.
  • Reading and interpretation of classical Greek sources (a subject to change, e. g. Herodotus, Thucydides, Pseudo-Aristotle, Claudius Ptolemaeus, Strabo, Priscus of Panium).
  • Reading and interpretation of Constantine Porphyrogenitus.
  • Reading and interpretation of John Skylitzes.
    recommended literature
  • CONSTANTINE PORPHYROGENITUS. De Administrando Imperio. Ed. Gy. MORAVCSIK, transl. R. J. H. JENKINS. Washington: Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies, 1993.
  • Ptolemaios. Handbuch der Geographie. Basel 2006.
  • IOANNIS SCYLITZAE Synopsis Historiarum. Ed. Hans THURN. Berlin: De Gruyter, 1973. Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae 5.
  • PRISCUS PANITA. Excerpta et fragmenta. Ed. Pia CAROLLA. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2008.
  • ARISTOTELÉS. Athénská ústava. Translated by Pavel Oliva. 1. vyd. Praha: Baset, 2004. 173 s. ISBN 8073400618. info
  • THÚKYDIDÉS. Thoukydidou istoria tou Peloponnésiakou polemou. Translated by Aggelos S. Vlachos. 3. anatypósé. Athéna: Bibliopóleion tés Estias, 2001. 1 sv. ISBN 9600508011. info
  • HÉRODOTOS. Herodoti Historiae. Edited by Haiim B. Rosén. Stutgardiae: in aedibus B.G. Teubneri, 1997. xiv, 509. ISBN 3815414040. info
  • THUKYDIDES. Dějiny peloponnéské války. Praha: Odeon, 1977. info
  • HÉRODOTOS. Dějiny : Historiarum libri IX (Orig.). Vyd. 2., v Odeonu 1. Praha: Odeon, 1972. 548 s. info
Teaching methods
Reading and interpretation of source texts.
Assessment methods
Written test.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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