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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

Caracalla Dr Myles Lavan (University of St Andrews)
“Enfranchisement and empire: Roman citizenship from Augustus to Caracalla”

Lecture 1: The spread of Roman citizenship: A new solution to an old problem
Wednesday 25th March, Robert Emmet Theatre (2037), Arts Building, 7.30pm

Lecture 2: The mechanisms of enfranchisement
Thursday 26th March, Classics Seminar Room, 6.30pm

Lecture 3: Rethinking the history of Roman citizenship
Friday 27th March, Classics Seminar Room, 5.30pm

On 28th January 2015, the Department of Classics was delighted to welcome alumni and friends to an event to mark the 75th birthday of Professor John Dillon, Emeritus Professor of Greek.

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

'Hermathena' is pleased to announce the publication of two new companion issues of the journal - 'Philosophy and Mathematics I' (No. 190 [Summer 2011]) and 'Philosophy and Mathematics II' (No. 191 [Winter 2011]) - guest-edited by Dr Peter Larsen (Trinity College Dublin) and Dr Eleni Kaklamanou (University of Cyprus), and including papers from the John J. Cleary Memorial Conference held in Trinity College Dublin in May 2010.
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Last updated 13 March 2015