Mgr. Eliška Šolcová

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Department of Classics and Classical Reception
graduate student

Research focus

  • Roman literature (especially of the early Empire)
  • theatricality of Roman culture
  • translations of Roman poetry


2018–2022: MA, FF UK, Theatre Studies, Latin Language and Literature, MA thesis: Lucan's Caesar: Monster of The Civil War

2014–2018: BA, FF UK, Theatre Studies, Latin Language and Literature, BA thesis: Epistulae Heroidum, or else Six Ancient Heroines for Contemporary Stage

Employment history

since March 2021: Centre for Classical Studies, Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, graduate student

Fellowships and research stays

27 July – 6 August 2016: J.A.C.T. Latin Summer School at Wells Cathedral School, Wells, UK (two weeks)


December 2022: History of Theatre I: Antiquity. External cooperation with the Department of Theatre Studies, FF UK, three lessons, topic: Roman Theatre

Conference papers and lectures abroad

27– 28 June 2022: Europaeum Classics Colloquium: Migrants in the Ancient Greek and Roman World, Copenhagen, Denmark; paper: „The Children of Heracles as a Challenging Tragedy of Migration“

23–25 November 2017: Europaeum Classics Colloquium: Past and Present: How the Moderns Create Myths and Apologia from the Classics, Ravenna, Italy; paper: "Otomar Krejča’s Oedipus – Antigone (1971). When You Cannot Be Silent Anymore"

Conference papers and lectures in the Czech Republic

30 November – 2 December 2017: Colloquium ROMA AVREA MMXVII: Ovidian Contexts and Inspiration, Prague; paper (with Mgr. Eliška Poláčková, Ph.D.): "Theatricality of the Heroides"

28 March 2017: Student Scientific Conference, The Department of Latin Language and Culture, Ostrava; paper: "Epistulae Heroidum, or else Six Ancient Heroines for Contemporary Stage"


Performance of Ovid’s Her. 4 (Phaedra Hippolito), premiere 2 September 2021, at the vernissage of Aphrodite Today exhibition, Národní 3 (director: Tomáš Loužný, Phaedra: Johana Schmidtmajerová)

The Birth of Myrrh: Performance of a mythological story according to Ovid and Hyginus, premiere 17 June 2022, Stars of Philosophy festival, Jilská 1, Prague; rerun 30 September 2022, Night of Scientists festival, Národní 3, Prague; rerun 3 July 2023, Summer School of Classical Studies, Na Florenci 3, Prague (cooperation: Klára Metge, cast: Lukáš Cenker, Michaela Krylová, Marie Anna Myšičková)

Performance of Ovid’s Her. 4 (Phaedra Hippolito) and a lecture: Phaedra and Hippolytus: variability of the myth, 1 November 2022, The Week of Science festival, Na Florenci 3, Prague (cooperation: Johana Schmidtmajerová, Fedir Kis)

Publius Ovidius Naso: The Heroides: Radio play of selected epistles (Penelope Ulixi, Hypsipile Iasoni, Medea Iasoni), premiere 8 May 2023, programme: Souzvuk, ČRo Vltava (director: Vít Malota, cast: Helena Dvořáková, Klára Suchá, Tereza Dočkalová)

Honors and awards

2019: 10th Václav Königsmark’s Award: 2nd place, category: BA thesis ("Epistulae Heroidum, or else Six Ancient Heroines for Contemporary Stage"

Current projects


Dissertation project: Theatre of Power: the Theatricality of the Principate (from Augustus to Nero), tutor: Mgr. Martin Bažil, Ph.D.