2023-2024 / LCLA0069-1

History of Greek and Latin literatures


60h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in ancient and modern languages and literatures5 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : classics5 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (Registrations are closed)5 crédits 
 Master in history (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Gabriel Nocchi Macedo, Bruno Rochette


Bruno Rochette

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

After an introduction presenting the different approaches to the study of Greek and Latin literature and the chronological and historical frames, the lessons follow the chronological order. The characters of each period are described and the most important works in prose and poetry are studied. Translated excerpts are commented. For the Greek part, personal reading of translated Greek texts is being required. For the Latin part, notions of prosody and metric complete the course.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

A general survey of the most important authors of ancient literature, of their works and literary genres from the beginnings down to the fall of the Roman western Empire.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture and personal reading.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

60 h - first term only 

Recommended or required readings

For the Greek part:

1) Jacqueline de Romilly, Précis de littérature grecque, Paris, PUF, 2014 (1st edition: 1980)
2) Translated Greek texts made available in print and online (e-campus).

For the Latin part:
M. Diguet, Précis de littérature latine, 2018 (Lettres/SUP). ISBN : 978-2-7495-3799-3.

Learning materials will be available on line on eCampus.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

Oral examination for both parts.

For the Latin part, written work ((summary of a work of Latin literature). The modalities of this work are specified orally during the course.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Greek part: Thursday, 9-11 AM

Latin part: Monday, 2-4 PM


Responsible teachers Greek literature : Gabriel Nocchi Macedo, assistant professor Latin literature : Bruno Rochette, Full Professor Département des Sciences de l'Antiquité place du XX-Août 7 B-4000 Liège Phone 04 366 55 77 (G. Nocchi Macedo) E-mail gn.macedo@uliege.be Phone 04 366 56 63 (Br. Rochette) E-mail bruno.rochette@uliege.be Secretary Phone 04 366 55 44

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Online Notes
Notes are available online. See link below.