Welcome to the Department of Ancient Classics. We hope you will find your studies with us stimulating and enjoyable. The offices of all staff in the Department of Ancient Classics are located in the Arts Building on the North Campus.
What is Classics?
Classics is the term given to the study of the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome in all their aspects: language, literature, history, philosophy, art, and archaeology. Traditionally, the study of Classics focused on Greek and Latin language and literature. In recent decades, however, there has been a great flourishing of courses on Greek and Roman civilization in which the literature is studied in translation, and in which consideration is also given to the non-literary achievements of the ancient world, such as its art, architecture, and society. At Maynooth, Ancient Classics may be studied either through the ancient languages of Latin and Ancient Greek or through our hugely popular course on Greek and Roman Civilization. These three subjects are also available at postgraduate level.
For details of the academic staff in the Department of Ancient Classics, please see the Staff listing.
All teaching staff are available to see students during weekly consultation hours, details of which are posted on staff homepages, and on the door of each staff member's office. If you are unable to come to see the staff member at any of these times, arrange another appointment. The best way to do this is to speak to the member of staff concerned at the beginning or end of a lecture, or to contact the Senior Executive Assistant at the Departmental Office.
Senior Executive Assistant
Ms Breege Lynch
Office No. 9
Tel: (01) 708 3316
Fax: (01) 708 6485
There are notice boards in the Arts Building located between offices 6 and 9 where the Department posts important information. You should get into the habit of consulting these notice boards regularly.