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Classics is available as a subject in the BA programme and also at postgraduate level (MA and PhD). The undergraduate course traces the origins of European civilization, starting with the ancient Greeks and Romans and moving forward towards the rise of Christian Europe into the early Middle Ages, taking Ireland into this international perspective.
Our programme is intensely multidisciplinary, combining the study of literature and thought, art and archaeology, and languages and texts.
From second year, students may take up the study of Latin and/or Greek, as well as historical linguistics, and explore the history and interconnectedness of European languages including English and Irish.
At postgraduate level, students join a vibrant research community with interests ranging from Etruscan archaeology to Medieval Latin, heroic literature to digital editing.
We are located in Tower 2 of the main Arts & Sciences Building. Come to the lift near the Bank of Ireland end of the Concourse, and find us on the top floor.
See the People in Classics page for individual contact details.
For general queries, our administrator, Margaret Logan, will be happy to help (mornings only): Tel. 091 495448 or ext. 5448 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Arkins' new book Death and Marriage: Greek and Roman Drama on 12 Jan 2018. In attendance were their excellencies Katia Georgiou, Ambassador of Greece, and Costas A. Papademus, Ambassador of Cyrpus. (See link below for photo.)