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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.

Dr Hazel Dodge, Head of Department

News & Events

Clara Felisari (Trinity College Dublin)
“Callimachus’ γαστήρ: Intertextuality and Variety in Iambic Texts”
Margaret Desmond (Trinity College Dublin)
“Fires in Ancient Rome: The City as a Fire Regime”
Feb 3rd, 5.30 in the Classics Seminar Room (B6.002), part of the Classics Research Seminar series

Plotinus EnneadsCongratulations to Professor John Dillon (Emeritus Professor of Greek) on the publication of his edition of Plotinus Enneads IV 3-4 with Parmenides Press. Full details can be accessed on the publisher’s website

Studies in Colluthus' Abduction of HelenCongratulations to Dr Cosetta Cadau (TCD Classics) on the publication of her monograph, Studies in Colluthus' Abduction of Helen

Take a look at the latest edition of our Alumni Newsletter 2014-2015 to keep up to date with the most recent events in the Department


Last updated 21 January 2016 ryanw1@tcd.ie.