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UCD School of Classics is the largest centre of Classical studies in Ireland. It has over five hundred undergraduate students, a strong body of postgraduate students, and a full-time teaching staff of nine. It offers majors and minors in Greek and Roman Civilization, Greek, and Latin at undergraduate level. There is also an MA in Classics, which can be taken either full-time (one year) or part-time (two years). The School involves students in archaeological projects and study tours in Greece and Italy.

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Recent Submissions

  • Lloyd, Michael (Michael A.) (Franz Steiner Verlag, 1987-06)
    This article discusses the famous scene in Herodotus where Solon tells Croesus that Tellos was the happiest man, followed by Cleobis and Biton. It argues that the two stories illustrate two different interpretations of the ...
  • Lloyd, Michael (Michael A.) (J. Pinsent, 1984-01)
    This article explains what Herodotus means when he says that Croesus was the first oriental king to subjugate Greek cities, although he later mentions earlier kings who did precisely that. It argues that it is a common ...
  • Lloyd, Michael (Michael A.) (Classical Association of Ireland, 2014-02)
    This article examines the relevance of Greek drama to John Millington Synge's The Playboy of the Western World (1907). Synge attended lectures in Paris in 1897/8 and 1902 by Henri d'Arbois de Jubainville comparing the ...
  • Lloyd, Michael (Michael A.) (Brill, 2012-09)
    This chapter argues that while Sophocles may exploit relatively 'stable' irony, where the audience is confidently aware of truth hidden from the characters, he also uses more complex and 'unstable' irony which unsettles ...
  • Lloyd, Michael (Michael A.) (Brill, 2012-03)
    This is the chapter on Euripides in a volume which discusses space in Greek literature from the point of view of narratology.