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Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

This lecture-only module is an introductory survey of the development and major artistic and technical achievements of Greek and Roman architecture, sculpture and painting. The course places art and architecture in its social, political and cultural context. It explores themes such as the representation of the human form, the use of narrative and mythology in art, and urbanisation, and it looks at the works of individual artists. It traces the development of architectural forms, such as temples, theatres and Roman baths with attention to many of the iconic buildings and sites of the ancient world, including the Parthenon, Delphi and Olympia, the Colosseum, the Pantheon and Pompeii.

How to apply

There are a limited number of places available on this course.Closing date for online and postal applications:

Friday 16 September 2016 for Michaelmas Term (September)

Friday 13 January 2017 for Hilary Term (January)

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 Dublin, the University of Dublin between 16th and 27th August from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. or by appointment.


EUR 300 for the full year 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 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.