2023-2024 / HAAR0066-1

History of art and archeology of Greco-Roman antiquity (urban planning and architecture)


30h Th, 3d FT Tr. Pr.

Number of credits

 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : musicology5 crédits 
 Bachelor in philosophy5 crédits 


Thomas Morard

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

"Basic concepts of History and Geography through the intermediary of Town Planning and Architecture". This first year course presents around ten town planning and architectural monuments which are representative of Greek and Roman civilisations. These monuments are touchstones for the study of both history (from the end of the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic era on the one hand and from the Iron Age to the end of the Roman Empire on the other) and geography (the basins of the Mediterranean and the Black Seas essentially).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The BLOC 1 (HAAR0066-1) and the BLOC 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 These consist of strengthening basic knowledge about the study of Antiquity (historical references and geographical information, political institutions and religious behaviours).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.

Des travaux pratiques (6h) - organisés en bibliothèque sur les encyclopédies et les ouvrages fondamentaux - permettront de mettre à l'épreuve les acquis d'apprentissage liés à ce cours d'introduction. Ces travaux seront organisés par Eva Arambatzis (eva.arambatzis@student.uliege.be), étudiante-monitrice attachée au SHAARAGR.

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, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Lectures (illustrated with slide shows). However it is possible that one or the other course is given from podcasts deposited on MyULiege.

Recommended or required readings

Given in the reading list provided at the start of the course :

  • Pierre CABANES, Introduction à l'histoire de l'Antiquité, Paris 2016 [1992].
  • Richard TALBERT (éd.), Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, Princeton-Oxford 2000.
  • Roland MARTIN, Architecture grecque, Paris 1993.
  • Marie-Christine HELLMANN, L'architecture grecque 1. Les principes de la construction / 2. Architecture religieuse et funéraire / 3. Habitat, urbanisme et fortifications, Paris 2002-2010.
  • Margaret M. MILES (éd.), A Companion to Greek Architecture, Oxford-Chichester 2016.
  • Jean-Pierre ADAM, La construction romaine. Matériaux et technique, Paris 2017 [1984].
  • Pierre GROS, L'architecture romaine, du début du IIIe s. av. J.-C. à la fin du Haut-Empire 1. Les Monuments publics, Paris 1996 / 2. Maisons, palais, villas et tombeaux, Paris 2001.
  • Roger B. ULRICH et Caroline K. QUENEMOEN (éd.), A Companion to Roman Architecture, Oxford-Chichester 2013.
  • René GINOUVES et aliiDictionnaire méthodique de l'architecture grecque et romaine 1. Matériaux de construction, techniques et formes du décor  / 2. Eléments constructifs, supports, couvertures, aménagements intérieurs  / 3. Espace architecturaux, bâtiments et ensembles, Athènes-Rome 1985-1998.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Additional information:

Quoi qu'il en soit, l'évaluation du mois de janvier et de juin (première et deuxième session) consistera en une épreuve écrite (questions ouvertes) "en présentiel" (codes jaune et orange) ou une épreuve orale (question ouverte) "à distance" via E-Campus (code rouge).

Et l'évaluation du mois d'août (troisième session) consistera en une épreuve orale (questions ouvertes) "en présentiel" (codes jaune et orange) ou "à distance" via E-Campus (code rouge).

La participation aux travaux pratiques (6h) - encadrés par l'étudiant(e)-moniteur(trice) du Service d'Histoire de l'art et Archéologie de l'Antiquité gréco-romaine - est obligatoire pour pouvoir se présenter à l'examen.

Work placement(s)

No placements are planned during this course.

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

This course will take place every week from Monday 18 September 2023, in line with the schedule which has been established (Mondays 14pm to 16pm / Grand Physique). No breaks are planned during the class.


Meetings (upon appointment) at the History of Art and Archaeology of Greek and Roman Antiquity Department: Thursday (9am - noon) in the first term - Tuesdays (9am - noon) in the second term.


Thomas Morard, professor
Department of Historical Sciences
Quai Roosevelt 1b (Building A4) at B-4000 Liège
Tel. 04.366.56.12
Email : thomas.morard@uliege.be


Tél. 04.366.53.83

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

BLOC1_HAAR0066_Memento_Monde grec (2023-2024)
BLOC1_HAAR0066_Memento_Monde grec (2023-2024)

BLOC1_HAAR0066_Références bibliographiques fondamentales 2022-2023
BLOC1_HAAR0066_Références bibliographiques fondamentales 2022-2023