Arts and Civilisations : Greek and Roman Antiquity

larke1552  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Arts and Civilisations : Greek and Roman Antiquity
4 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2017-2018 !

Cavalieri Marco; Driessen Jan;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The course is divided in two parts:
-the first treats Greece and traces the development of the Aegean civilisations through the Dark Ages to the rise, demise and incorporation of the Greek city-states into the Hellenistic world.
- a second part concerns the Roman world, starting with a study of the roots of Rome, its links with the Greek and Etrusco-Italic world, its birth from a synoecism of different people and cultures. In both parts of this course, particular attention is given to the study of most representative monuments (urbanism, architecture, sculpture, painting).

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


The student will acquire in depth knowledge on Greek and Roman art and archaeology, mainly on Republican and Imperial Rome but also on Geometric, Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic Greece. He/she will be introduced to elements of anthropology, archaeology and art history. He/she will attempt a reconstruction of the historical, social and political framework on the basis of archaeological data. He/she will give particular attention to systems of exchange and acculturation and to the use of art in elite competition.



The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Introduction to Greek and Roman archaeology and to the art of these two important Mediterranean civilisations, by providing a historical overview of the different forms (settlement, architecture, sculpture, pottery, decorative arts) from the beginning of the Bronze Age to the fall of the Roman empire.
Teaching methods
Evaluation methods
Written examination.
Other information
Online resources
Syllabus et bibiliograpie fournis par les enseignants.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Bachelor in History

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Minor in History of Art and Archeology