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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

IRCHSS logoThe Irish Research Council has launched its 2015 Postgraduate Research Scholarship scheme. Both prospective and continuing PhD students can apply. If you want to apply for IRC-funding to do a PhD in TCD, please contact your intended supervisor as soon as possible. The IRC application deadline is 11 Feb 2015 but the internal TCD vetting deadline will be earlier. Prospective PhD students must also apply for admission to the relevant PhD programme through TCD's application portal, by 11 Feb 2015.

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 5 December 2014 ryanw1@tcd.ie.