2023-2024 / LCLA0085-1

Greek authors IV


30h 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 


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 author to be read in this class can vary each time. During the academic year 2023-2024 passages of Dialogue 7 within Dialogues with a Persian will be read, explained, translated and commented on. There is no private reading. Optional personal reading of modern studies on a question of Greek history or civilization.



Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Linguistic training, illustrating the main literary genres as well as Greek civilisation and stimulating the reading of Greek authors.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Very good knowledge of Ancient Greek.


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:

Two hours per week in the second semester alone.




Recommended or required readings

Critical edition of the text on eCampus.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

- Remote

oral exam

Additional information:

Oral exam with preparation.

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

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