2023-2024 / LCLA0078-2

Introduction to the studies in classical languages and literatures, Commun


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in ancient and modern languages and literatures5 crédits 


Dominique Longrée, Michèle Mertens


Dominique Longrée

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 course of Introduction to the Study of Classical Languages and Literatures consists of three parts. The first one includes a presentation of the 'Sciences de l'Antiquité' Library, of the "ULiège Library" interface, as well as of the main work instruments in the field of Classical Languages and Literatures. Students will also learn how to quote from ancient sources and modern scholarly works. The second one is dedicated to the history of the transmission of Greek and Latin texts, to methods of edition and interpretation, as weel as to an introduction to epigraphy and papyrology. The third one aims to familiarize the students with the main databases on Greek and Latin literatures, as well as the on-line dictionaries. This learning will point out the main specificities of ancient texts databases. The course is organized in a common part and a supplement that alone implies knowledge of Greek.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Teach the students how to make the best use of resources available to them in libraries and introduce them to the ars citandi, as well as to the history, methods and technique of Classical Philology. Train them to use, critically, the main digital and statistical tools available for the study of ancient languages and literature.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Knowledge of Greek (for the supplement) and Latin acquired in the first year of the Bachelor's degree.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Theoretical expositions and practical exercises.

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


Recommended or required readings

Oral exam and practical exercises.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Michèle Mertens, conservatrice, ULiège Library - Sciences de l'Antiquité, Département des Sciences de l'Antiquité, Place du 20-Août, 7, Bât. A1, 3e étage, B 4000 Liège. Courriel: M.Mertens@uliege.be. Tél. : 00 32 (0)4 366 52 66
Dominique Longrée : dominique.longree@uliege.be
Paul Pietquin : paul.pietquin@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Online Notes
Notes are available on eCampus.