2023-2024 / LCLA0034-2

Ancient Greek and Latin palaeography

Part : Latin palaeography

Part : Greek palaeography


Part : Latin palaeography : 15h Th
Part : Greek palaeography : 15h Th

Number of credits

 Master in ancient languages and literatures : classics (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in ancient languages and literatures : classics (60 ECTS)5 crédits 


Part : Latin palaeography : Dominique Longrée
Part : Greek palaeography : Bruno Rochette


Dominique Longrée

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

Part : Latin palaeography

Survey of the history and the typology of the Latin writing, from the Antiquity to the 15th century, based upon Roman documents and literary manuscripts.

Part : Greek palaeography

Survey of the history of the ancient Greek alphabet, early books (with a short introduction to codicology) and libraries. Typology of the ancient Greek writing, with reference to the cultural impact of writing in the ancient Greek civilization.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Part : Latin palaeography

In the end of the course, the students will be able to identify, date and decipher the writing of ancient documents (papyri, writing tablets, graffiti) and of literary manuscripts.

Part : Greek palaeography

To be able to decipher the writing of Greek literary manuscripts

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Part : Latin palaeography

Basic knowledge of Latin language

Part : Greek palaeography

Knowledge of the Greek language.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Part : Latin palaeography

Reading of facsimile plates of papyri, tablets and Latin literary manuscripts.

Part : Greek palaeography

To read facsimile plates of Greek literary manuscripts

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Part : Latin palaeography

15 h, first quadrimester. 

Part : Greek palaeography

15 h, first quadrimester.

Recommended or required readings

Part : Latin palaeography

Reprographied documents and Web references

Part : Greek palaeography

Syllabus and e-learning (eCampus).

Part : Latin palaeography

Oral examination

Part : Greek palaeography

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

Oral examination.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Part : Latin palaeography

Teacher in charge of the course
Dominique LONGREE, Professeur Département des Sciences de l'Antiquité
7, Place du 20-Août - Bât. A1 - 3e ét.
Tel. : 04/366.55.72.
Valérie ELIAS
Tel. : 04/366.55.44.

Part : Greek palaeography

Bruno Rochette, Professeur ordinaire, place du 20-Août, 7, third floor, B 4000 Liège, Phone + 32 (0)4.366.56.63, E-mail : bruno.rochette@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Part : Latin palaeography

Online Notes
Notes available on eCampus.

Part : Greek palaeography

Online Notes
Notes are available on eCampus.