2023-2024 / HAAR0069-1

History of art and archeology of Greco-Roman antiquity (sculpture and painting)


30h Th, 3d FT Tr. Pr.

Number of credits

 Bachelor in ancient and modern languages and literatures5 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : classics5 crédits 
 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 second semester


Schedule online

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 around ten 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 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 These consist of strengthening basic knowledge about the study of Antiquity (historical references and geographical information, political institutions and religious behaviours).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.

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 :

  • 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 2002(2).
  • Claude MOSSE, Les institutions grecques à l' époque classique, Paris 2008(7).
  • 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. 1. Formes, thèmes et fonctions ; 2. Royaumes et cités, Paris 2016-2020.
  • 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.

Exam(s) in session

May-June exam session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

August-September exam session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

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

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 5 February 2024, in line with the schedule which has been established (Monday 10am to noon / S100). 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

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