About Us

About Us

Studying Greek and Roman Civilisation at UCC, you can choose from such modules as Greek Myth, Alexander the Great, Greek/Roman Epic, Greek Tragedy, Roman Imperial History, Women in the Roman World, Spectacle and Power at Rome, the Rise of Christianity, Byzantium and the Rise of Islam, and the art and architecture of Greece and Rome.  In your final year, you have the opportunity to do in-depth research into a topic of your choice.

You can also study Latin or Greek (no previous experience needed).  Not only will you learn to read Homer or Vergil, Plato or Cicero in the original but you will learn the foundations of modern European languages and literature.  Latin is a key research skill for postgraduate studies in medieval or renaissance studies and the Department of Classics works closely with the Neo-Latin centre for those who are interested in post-classical Latin.  At UCC, you even have the opportunity to learn conversational Latin.

Greek and Roman Civilisation, Latin and Greek are excellent companions for other subjects in Arts (languages and literature, history, archaeology, Celtic Studies) but they are also facinating subjects in their own right.  They may lead you to a career in archaeology or academia or numismatics or you may become a second J.K. Rowling, Tom Hiddleston - or even Karl Marx.

Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum uidetur.


Department of Classics


O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork, Ireland