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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

Viobis The Department of Classics (in association with the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens) is pleased to invite you to a lecture by Dr Thanasis Vionis, "Local processes and global phenomena: Settlement systems in post-Antique Cyprus" on Tuesday February 20th at 7.30 pm in the Neill theatre of the Long Room Hub.
Thanasis is a specialist in Byzantine history, art and archaeology; he is here next week on an Erasmus teaching exchange from the University of Cyprus.

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.

Last updated 16 February 2018