Introduction to Greek History



This course, led by Dr. Shane Wallace, provides an introductory survey of the history of the Greek world, from the Greek Archaic age to the Hellenistic period. The main trends and issues of this period will be explored through themes such as colonisation, imperialism, war, the Athenian invention of democracy, and the rise of Alexander. On completing the module, students should be able to evaluate primary source material and secondary literature, outline key events in Greek history, and present relevant evidence from primary and secondary sources within a structured argument.

Shane has worked at Trinity since 2011 on the history and epigraphy of the Hellenistic world, in particular mainland Greece, the Aegean, and western Asia Minor. His main research focus is on the study of the relationship between city and king in the Hellenistic period.

Time, Date, and Place

This lecture-only module comprises of two classes per week over one term, commencing in September 2023. Classes will be taught in a classroom on the Trinity campus.

Course Fees

€170 full rate, €90 concession rate.

The concession rate is available to all those retired, over 65s, and those on a government pension / payment plan and the unwaged, including second- and third-level students.


Please check our website in August for updates on enrolment and term dates at:

You may apply online or by telephone as follows:

Online: Register and pay by credit/debit card online after enrolments open at:

By telephone: Text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ to +353 (0)87 2572015 and you will receive a call back to confirm your registration. The phone will be busy during the application period so responses may be delayed. Please do not call to enroll for this course.

Get in Touch

Telephone Number

+353 (0)1 896 8589