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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 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 The Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin was delighted to host the 2016 International Byzantine Greek Summer School (IBGSS). We were delighted to welcome this well-established and successful programme to Dublin (18 July – 12 August), under the direction of Dr Anthony Hirst, building on fifteen years previously at the University of Birmingham (2012-15) and Queen’s University Belfast (2002-2011).

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

Last updated 19 December 2016