Western Classics

Western Classics is our newsletter from staff and students in Classics at the University of Galway (formerly the National University of Ireland, Galway).

Current issue: Western Classics 4

Download: Western Classics 4 (June 2022)

Editor: Andrew Levie


  • War and heroism in 2022
  • What’s in a name—(Ancient) Classics?
  • Talking the talk: Gilgamesh in Conversation
  • Virgil and Hungarian war poetry
  • Ekphrasis: Visualizing the verbal in ancient and contemporary poetry
  • The repercussions of a horse
  • Absence and voids in times of disease
  • Res gestae: staff news
  • Current Postdoctoral research
  • Current PhD research
  • Parting images from Rome

Western Classics 3

Download: Western Classics 3 (Dec 2020)

Editor: Grace Attwood


  • 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.)