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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

PrincipoFerrar Memorial Studentship in Ancient Philology
The Department of Classics is delighted to announce a new doctoral studentship, which will be offered for the first time in 2018–19. The Ferrar Memorial Studentship will be awarded for research in the field of ancient philology (for example, Latin, Greek, Historical Linguistics). The studentship is worth €14 000 per annum, and is tenable for a maximum of 4 years.

December 6th
Dr. Laura Pfuntner (Queen's University Belfast)
"Octavian and Sicily"
The Classics Research Seminars


Last updated 6 December 2017 ryanw1@tcd.ie.