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Welcome to TCD Classics

Classics is by nature multidisciplinary, bringing together the study of the language and literature, philosophy, history, art history and archaeology of the Greek and Roman world. The Department is committed to excellence in both teaching and research, and our staff are all dedicated teachers and well-known for their research in fields as diverse as Neoplatonic philosophy, Bronze Age archaeology, Hellenistic poetry and history, Early Latin literature, classical Latin poetry, and Roman construction.

Classics at Trinity has a long and distinguished history, numbering Oscar Wilde among its famous past students. It is unique in Ireland in having separate Chairs in Greek and in Latin, and in offering a specialised programme in Ancient History and Archaeology.

Professor Monica Gale, Head of Department

News & Events

PrincipoThe 2018 Stanford Memorial Lectures will be delivered on 31 October, 1 November and 2 November by Dr Jenny Bryan of the University of Manchester.

QS Trinity Classics performs strongly in 2018 QS World University Subject Rankings
The Department of Classics was ranked 28th in the world in the recent QS subject rankings.


Last updated 29 August 2018 ryanw1@tcd.ie.