Study Programmes 2016-2017
History of art and archeology of Greco-Roman antiquity (sculpture and painting)
Duration :
30h Th, 3d FT Tr. Pr.
Number of credits :
Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : general4
Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : musicology4
Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies5
Lecturer :
Thomas Morard
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
"Basic concepts of Religion and Politics through Sculpture and Painting". This second year course presents a dozen sculptural and painting monuments which are representative of Greek and Roman civilisations. The monuments will be touchstones for the study of both religion (poliad and pan-Hellenic, oracular and mystery, royal and imperial religions) and politics (monarchical or tyrannical systems, oligarchies and democracies).
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
The BAC 1 (HAAR0066-1) and the BAC 2 (HAAR0069-1) courses include two additional sections in the same vein. These consist of strengthening basic knowledge about the study of Antiquity (historical references and geographical information, political institutions and religious behaviours). The major learning outcomes can be summarised in three precise points: analytical note-taking in class - analytical and verification work in the library - ability to use encyclopaedias and basic publications.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
None - bearing in mind that the History of Art and Archaeology of Greek-Roman Antiquity is only one element of the indissociable whole of the Sciences of Antiquity (history, philology, and the history of religion).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
For BAC students, regular presence in class is required, as well as analytical study and verification work in the library, which is required in order to cover all the material presented. These hours of personal study throughout the year should be equivalent (or greater than) the number of hours in class. It is also advised the the foundations are laid on the basis of bibliographical and iconographical information.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Lectures (illustrated with slide shows).
Recommended or required readings :
Given in the reading list provided at the start of the course :

  • Walter BURKERT, Griechische Religion der archaïschen und klassischen Epoche, Stuttgart 20112 (traduction française : Pierre BONNECHERE, La religion grecque à l'époque archaïque et classique, Paris 2011).
  • John SCHEID, La religion des Romains, Paris 20022.
  • Claude MOSSE, Les institutions grecques à l' époque classique, Paris 20087.
  • Jean-Claude LACAM, La République romaine. Des années d'or à l'âge de sang, Paris 2013.
  • Claude ROLLEY, La sculpture grecque. 1. Des origines au milieu du Ve siècle ; 2. La période classique, Paris 1994-1999 et François QUEYREL, La sculpture hellénistique. Formes, thèmes et fonctions, Paris 2016.
  • Diana E.E. KLEINER, Roman Sculpture, London-New Haven 1992.
  • Adolphe REINACH, Textes grecs et latins relatifs à l'histoire de la peinture ancienne /Recueil Milliet, Paris 1921.
  • Jean-Michel CROISILLE, La peinture romaine, Paris 2005.
Assessment methods and criteria :
Written examination / open questions (first session) and oral exam (second session).
Work placement(s) :
No placements are planned during this course.
Organizational remarks :
This course will take place every week from Monday 6 February 2017, in line with the schedule which has been established (Monday 10am to noon / Grand Physique). No breaks are planned during the class (
Contacts :
Meetings (upon appointment) at the History of Art and Archaeology of Greek and Roman Antiquity Department: Wednesdays (9am - noon) in the first term - Tuesdays (9am - noon) in the second term.
Thomas Morard, lecturer Department of Historical Sciences Quai Roosevelt 1b (Building A4) at B-4000 Liège Tel. 04.366.56.12 Email:
Josiane DERULLIEUR Tél. 04.366.53.83
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