Edita Wolf: Research & CV

PhD Research at CEFRES

Seneca, Tragedy & Judgement

Research Area 2: Norms & Transgressions

Photo Edita WolfThe research project seeks to analyse the stakes behind the concept of judgement in the light of Seneca’s tragedies. In such works, judgement stands as a decision-making process within the frame of Stoicism, as a decision of the judicial authority under the Roman Empire and last, as a part of tragedy as genre. Legal procedure formalising the decision making, the new constellation of the judicial field in the imperial era raised new questions about the nature of judgement in general, including that of moral and aesthetical judgement. The aim of this research is to explore how the formalising of assessing and decision making processes, especially in legal procedure, are being questioned–since they are at the origin of European law. This will lead to reflecting upon judicial authority and judgement. Grounded in the study of classics, this survey of the judgement in the works of Seneca should enable to look into the precondition of social sciences topics and the study of law, without being embedded in their methodology.



Since 2014: PhD studies in Classics Studies under the supervision of Prof. Martin Bažil, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague.

2012-2013: Erasmus student at Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV), France.

2011-2014: Master in Classics Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague.

2009-2012: BA in Eastern European Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague.

2007-2011: BA in Classics Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague.

Research Activities

2014: Intern Research Grant of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague: “Marcus Aurelius and Imperial Stoicism in Today’s Classics”.

Publications and Communications

  • Hovory k sobě: dílo v zrodu. Auriga ZJKF 2015, LVIII/2 (forthcoming).
  • Marcus Aurelius and nontragic theatre. Graeco-Latina Brunensia, 2015, 20/2 (forthcoming).
  • Others in Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations. Acta Universitatis Carolinae Philologica, Graecolatina Pragensia, 2015/XXVI (forthcoming).
  • “Marcus Aurelius and non-tragic theatre”, paper delivered at the Laetae Segetes IV–PhD international conference, Masaryk University in Brno, November 2014.