2023-2024 / LCLA0067-1

Greek authors 1


45h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : classics5 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (Registrations are closed)5 crédits 
 Bachelor in philosophy5 crédits 
 Master in history (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Koen Vanhaegendoren

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

The prose author that will be read can vary from one year to another. During the academic year 2023-2024 some pages of Xenophon's Anabasis will be read, explained, translated and commented on.

Optional personal reading of modern studies on a question of Greek history or civilization.


Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Aims: 1) introducing the students to the selected author and his piece of writing, with respect to the history of ancient Greek literature; 2) strengthening the students's knowledge of ancient Greek language (grammar, vocabulary, stylistics); 3) stimulating the students' interest in ancient Greek language and literature.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basic knowledge of ancient Greek language (the course will take place during the second semester).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Personal preparation is required each week.

In addition, an active approach to the Greek language should make it possible to achieve greater linguistic proficiency.


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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Three hours per week during the second semester alone.


Recommended or required readings

Text edition of Xenophon by Paul Masqueray at Les Belles Lettres (CUF), vol. 1 (no syllabus).

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

- Remote

oral exam

Additional information:

Any session :

- In-person

oral exam

- Remote

oral exam

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred remote

Additional information:

Oral examination.

Each student can opt for an additional oral exam on a question of Greek history or civilization. If you choose this option, the optional test will count for 20% of the overall mark. This question, the content of which does not replace part of the subject matter of the author course, will start from your personal reading of an article, a set of articles, a chapter of a book or a set of chapters written in French or in another modern language, totaling approximately fifty pages and relating to a theme from Greek history or civilization, whether or not linked to the content of the author in the program. You will bring the text(s) of your choice to the exam, you will make a brief (max. 5 min.) and reasoned presentation of the question, emphasizing in particular what your reading has brought you, and you will answer a few questions, mainly of a general nature. The oral exam is not preceded by any preparation time, but all documents are authorized. The purpose of this optional test is to allow you, if you wish, to complete your studies with readings on a subject that you may regret the absence of in your program. If you are embarking on this process, please send me your choice of text(s) no later than one month before the start of the exam session.


Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The author to be read in this class can vary each year.



Koen Vanhaegendoren
Chargé de cours
Langues et Littératures Classiques
Département des Sciences de l'Antiquité
Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres
Université de Liège
Place du 20-Août, 7 - Bât. A1
B - 4000 Liège

Phone: +32-4-366.55.79
e-mail : koen.vanhaegendoren@ulg.ac.be

Secretary : Valérie Elias
Phone: +32-4-366.55.44

Association of one or more MOOCs

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Online Notes
Notes are available on eCampus.