Welcome to Ancient Classics at the University of Galway

Our new Student Handbook and Timetable for 2023–24 are now available on the Undergraduate Classics page.

Ancient Classics is the study of the origins of European culture, focusing particularly on the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome.

The study of Ancient Classics—including authors such as Homer, Herodotus, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Virgil, Horace, Ovid—has been a central part of humanities education and a shaping influence on Western culture since the Middle Ages, through the Renaissance and down to modern times.

Study Ancient Classics as an undergraduate subject

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A dynamic research environment

Research is at the centre of all of our activities. This is reflected in our undergraduate teaching, our staff research projects, and our community of funded PhD and postdoctoral reseachers.

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Ancient Greek boy with tablet


Arts & Sciences (Concourse) Building, top floor of Tower 2 (near the Bank of Ireland).


For general queries, contact our administrator, Margaret Logan (mornings only): 
Tel. 091 495448 or ext. 5448
E-mail: classics@universityofgalway.ie

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