Western Classics

Western Classics is our newsletter from staff and students in Classics at NUI Galway.

Western Classics 3

Download: Western Classics 3 (Dec 2020)


  • Johannes Scottus Eriugena and Gothic Architecture
  • Culinary Chauvinism: From Caesar to the Coronavirus
  • Lorenzo Valla in the Time of Social Media
  • The Island Child: An Interview with Molly Aitken
  • All Roads Lead to Rome
  • Intentional Obscurity and “Divine Speech” in Early English Texts
  • Mathematica Romana
  • Ireland and Carolingian Brittany: Texts and Transmission
  • Res Gestae: Staff News
  • Current PhD Research

Western Classics 2

Download: Western Classics 2 (March 2019)


  • Senatus Populusque Galviensis
  • Ireland and Carolingian Brittany: Texts and Transmission
  • Res gestae: staff news
  • Current PhD research
  • Taking manuscripts to school
  • Losing a Greek vase
  • Notes from another West Coast
  • In memoriam
  • Away from Ogygia

Western Classics 1

Download: Western Classics 1 (March 2018)


  • University Teaching—the skills agenda
  • Res gestae: staff news
  • Current PhD research
  • A thought on Heraclitus
  • Latin biblical commentaries
  • Remembering Ma Heavey
  • New databases
  • Events and photos
  • Colm Luibhéid’s passing

(Our cover image, the Pylos Combat Agate, is used courtesy of the Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati.)

Editorial Board

The journal is edited and published by a Board drawn from the Galway Classics community and the wider circle of those interested in the field. Each issue is edited by one Board member chosen in rotation.

 Board members at December 2020:

  • Grace Attwood (editor of issue 3)
  • Michael Clarke (editor of issues 1 and 2)
  • Pádraic Moran (production)