Profesor Jan Burian, historik antického starověku, pedagog a překladatel.(Poznámky k portrétu učence)
PROFESSOR JAN BURIAN, CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY HISTORIAN, TEACHER AND TRANSLATOR.(NOTES TO THE SCHOLAR’S PORTRAIT)
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This contribution presents an overview of the life and work of the influential Czech and European scholar engaging in the history and culture of the classical antiquity, professor Jan Burian, CSc. (1929–2011), who in the last decade cooperated with the Latin language and culture course at the Faculty of Arts, Ostrava University. Prof. J. Burian occupied himself with the study of the late-Roman historiography with focus on the genesis and development of the Christian historiography and the formation of the Christian philosophy of history in the intellectual confrontation with the pagan world. J. Burian was the author of an array of crucial scientific works and influential teacher lecturing at several universities both in the former Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic.
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