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Greek and Roman History

This lecture-only module provides an introductory survey of the history of the Greek and Roman world, from the Greek Archaic age (c.700 BC) to the death of Augustus in AD 14. The main trends and issues of this period will be explored including colonisation, imperialism, war, the Athenian invention of democracy, the rise of Alexander, and the emergence of Rome as a major power in the Mediterranean. There will also be discussion of the main historical sources.

How to apply

There are a limited number of places available on this course and the closing date for online and postal applications is Friday 16th September for the September term and Friday 13th January for the January term. You may register and pay by credit/laser card online at after 16th August or you can download an application form and send it with a cheque/money order made payable to Trinity College Dublin number 1 account to: Dr Patricia Stapleton, Evening and Short Courses administrator, School of Histories and Humanities, Room 3141, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2.

Applications may be made in person in room 3141, Arts Building, Trinity College BETWEEN 16th AND 27th AUGUST 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm or by appointment.


EUR 300 for the course or EUR 165 per term. The concession fee is EUR 150 for the course or EUR 75 per term. A concession rate is available to second and third level students and people whose primary source of income is social welfare, health board or a government-sponsored employment scheme.

Time and place

Please check our website: after 16th August 2014 for update or text 'INFO' followed by your name and address to 087 257 2016


This lecture-only module comprises two lectures per week over two twelve-week terms commencing Monday 26 September 2016, and recommencing Monday 16 January 2017. There is a one week break in each term, (7 - 11 November 2016 and 27 Feb - 3 March 2017) when no lectures will take place.