Dr Janusz Ryba, Assistant Professor and Teacher of Classical Languages
Institute of Classical Philology, Jagiellonian University
Bartłomiej Nowodworski I High School in Kraków
Janusz Ryba was born in 1985. He is a Classicist educated at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków (MA 2009). His PhD dissertation, defended in 2015, was supervised by Prof. Jerzy Styka and it explored the evolution of teaching of the ancient languages in Poland after 1945 (the book was published in 2021). Since 2010, he is an assistant professor at the Institute of Classical Philology of the Jagiellonian University and he also works as a Latin and Ancient Culture teacher at the Bartłomiej Nowodworski I High School. His main research interests include history of Classics in Polish formal education, educational law, glottodidactics, foreign language acquisition, and methods of classical languages teaching. He also co-authored the Latin Language and Ancient Culture textbooks Homo Romanus (volumes I and II, published in 2017–2018) and Cognoscite (published in 2020). He participates in the programme Our Mythical Childhood as the author of the chapter “Greek and Roman Mythology in Classical Education in Poland after 1945”, published in the volume Our Mythical Education, edited by Lisa Maurice. Furthermore, he participated with his students in two school ventures within Our Myhical Childhood: De viris mulieribusque illustribus (2018/19) and Naturae cognoscere causas (2019/20–2020/21).
|Katarzyna Marciniak and Barbara Strycharczyk, “Macte Animo! – or, The Polish Experiment with ‘Classics Profiles’ in Secondary School Education: The Warsaw Example”, in Lisa Maurice, ed., Our Mythical Education: The Reception of Classical Myth Worldwide in Formal Education, 1900–2020, Warsaw: Warsaw University Press, 2021, pp. 237–291|
Naturae congnoscere causas (Educational Materials), edited by Katarzyna Marciniak, Janusz Ryba, Barbara Strycharczyk, Olga Strycharczyk, Anna Wojciechowska, trans. Joanna Dutkiewicz, Warsaw: Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, 2021, 200 pp.Open Access
Janusz Ryba, “Język łaciński w średniej szkole ogólnokształcącej w latach 1945–2004 [Latin at General High School in 1945–2004], Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2020, 177 pp.
|Janusz Ryba and Aleksandra Klęczar, Cognoscite: Podręcznik do języka łacińskiego i kultury antycznej: Zakres podstawowy [Cognoscite: Handbook for Latin and the Ancient Culture: Elementary Level], vol. 1, Kraków: Draco, 2020, 144 pp.|
De viris mulieribusque illustribus (Educational Materials), ed. by Katarzyna Marciniak, trans. Joanna Dutkiewicz, Warsaw: Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, 2019, 95 pp.Open Access
|Janusz Ryba, Elżbieta Wolanin, and Aleksandra Klęczar, Homo Romanus: Podręcznik do języka łacińskiego i kultury antycznej [Homo Romanus: Handbook for Latin and the Ancient Culture], vol. 2, Kraków: Draco, 2018, 239 pp.|
|Janusz Ryba, Elżbieta Wolanin, and Aleksandra Klęczar, Homo Romanus: Podręcznik do języka łacińskiego i kultury antycznej [Homo Romanus: Handbook for Latin and the Ancient Culture], vol. 1, Kraków: Draco, 2017, 136 pp.|