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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

The Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin is delighted to invite you to a lecture by Professor Maria Iacovou (University of Cyprus)
"Becoming visible: the urban landscape of the priest-kings of Ancient Paphos. A decade of excavations by the University of Cyprus at Palaepaphos"
Tuesday, March 21st 2017, at 7.30 pm
Davis Theatre (2043), Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
All welcome!

Mar 22nd
Dr. Martine Cuypers (TCD):
"Learning in the Margins: The Scholia on Apollonius' Argonautica"
Lars Keßler (Universität Rostock):
"Talking Rhetorically on Rhetorics - On Praecepta and Disputatio in Columella, De Re Rustica"
Part of the Classics Research Seminar series

The 2017 Stanford Memorial Lectures will be delivered on Wednesday 29th–Friday 31st March by Dr Will Wootton (King’s College London), on the theme of ‘Unfinished works: Roman art in action’. All welcome.

From Invisible to visible From Invisible to Visible: New Data and Methods for the Archaeology of Infant and Child Burials in pre-Roman Italy
an international conference to be held at Trinity College Dublin on 25 April 2017
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International Byzantine Greek Summer School We are delighted to welcome back the International Byzantine Greek Summer School to Dublin between 17 July and 11 August 2017. This well-established course, directed by Dr Anthony Hirst, teaches Byzantine Greek at Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced level and allows early learners to engage with original Byzantine texts from the start. Click for more information and to apply.


Last updated 15 March 2017 ryanw1@tcd.ie.