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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

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

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

Last updated 25 November 2015