2023-2024 / HAAR0073-2

Special questions of Greek and Roman Archaeology


30h Th, 3d FT Tr. Pr.

Number of credits

 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : musicology5 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 mythology through the intermediary of Images and their Media" Whatever media is used, iconography is a particularly fertile area for study to understand Greek and Roman civilisations, as well as their mythologies. This third year course will be built around around ten myths in which iconographic antique traditions are systematically studied, including all media (sculpture, painting on vases or large-scale paintings, mosaics, coroplastics, glyptics, toreutics).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The two BLOC 3 courses (HAAR0072-2 and HAAR0073-2) are based on the knowledge acquired during the first two years of study - they respond to one another and are built around a shared model. This consists of testing fundamental knowledge relating to the study of Antiquity (historical references and geographical data, political institutions and religious behaviour) by studying Greek and Roman iconography through mythology. The aim of the course is limited to the definition and application of a research process.

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, history of religion).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

For BAC students, regular presence in class is required, as well as analytical and verification work in the library which is required to pull together all the material presented. These hours of personal study, which will be required throughout the year, should be equivalent (or greater than) the number of hours in class. It is also advised that 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

Provided in the reading list provided during the course, en particulier :

  • John BOARDMAN, The History of Greek Vases, London 2001.
  • Beth COHEN, The Colors of Clay. Special Techniques in Athenian Vases, Los Angeles 2006. 
  • Emil KUNZE, Archaische Schildbänder, Berlin 1950. (= Olympische Forschungen II)
  • Paul JACOBSTHAL, Die Melischen Reliefs, Berlin 1931.
  • Katherine M.D. DUNBABIN, Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World, Cambridge - New York 1999.
  • Jean-Michel CROISILLE, La peinture romaine, Paris 2005.
  • Hélène GIRAUD, Intailles et camées romains, Paris 1996.
  • Guntram KOCH et Helmut SICHTERMANN, Römische Sarkophage, München 1982.

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 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.

Invitation à participer à une journée d'études organisées - pour les étudiants inscrits aux cours HAAR0072 et HAAR0073 - dans les collections gréco-romaines du Musée du Cinquantenaire de Bruxelle ou du Musée Royal de Mariemont.

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

This course will take place every week from Thursday 21 September 2023, in line with the organigramme which has been established (Thursdays 4pm to 6pm / R30). 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

BLOC3_HAAR0073_Memento (2023-2024)
BLOC3_HAAR0073_Memento (2023-2024)