Section of Ancient History

Ancient History at the Institute of History of the TU Darmstadt is dedicated to Greek and Roman antiquity in research and teaching.

Main focus in teaching and research:

  • the society of the Polis Athens in classical times: politics, social relations, law, gender relations, education, theatre
  • the early imperial society of Rome: politics, communication, consumption and distribution of goods, patronage, law, legitimation of power, religion
  • gender history: concepts and role models, ideals and scope for action of men and women, socialisation and religion
  • urban history: urban life forms, infrastructures, technology and civilisation, cities as centres of knowledge

Further information on the research priorities and projects