ElAnt v2n5 - Fellowship in Classics

Volume 2, Number 5
March 1995


Faculty of Arts Fellowship in Classics

Applications are invited for a Fellowship in Classics which will be tenable for one year renewable annually for a maximum of two further years (subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds).

Duties will be as laid down by the Head of Department and will comprise private research and up to six hours' contact with students per week (lectures, tutorials, consultation). These teaching duties may include both day and evening programmes. The holder may be required to carry out some administrative tasks.

Teaching duties will be primarily in Latin and/or Greek beginners' language courses. There may be an opportunity to teach some Latin and/or Greek texts and to offer a lecture course to third year evening students on a special subject of the appointee's choice.

Applicants should hold an honours degree and will normally hold or be registered for a postgraduate degree.

Remuneration: #8,000 per annum (for pre-doctoral Fellows). A higher rate may apply for post-doctoral Fellows.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from: The Personnel Office, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4. Telephone enquiries: (01) 706 1161 direct line. Fax: (01) 269 2472.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications for this Fellowship is Thursday 27th April 1995.

Some assistance with travel expenses may be available for candidates from the British Isles.




The Classics Department is one of the largest and most active in the Faculty of Arts. We offer joint Honours courses in Greek. Latin, and Greek and Roman Civilization and a single honours degree in Classical Studies. Most students take the course in Greek and Roman Civilization which is based on the extensive examination of texts and sources in translation. This course embraces major topics in archaeology, history, literature and philosophy. The single honours course in Classical Studies, introduced in October 1994, offers the opportunity to begin the study of Latin or Greek in the second year. It is also possible to begin Greek or Latin as separate subjects in the first year.

There is a thriving and expanding postgraduate sector. In the present year there are thirty postgraduate students.

Research Facilities

There is a MacIIsi system equipped to run the TLG and PHI data base discs within the Department. It is also possible from the Department to access local and international library catalogues and other data bases through the college network.

The College Library has a good collection of recent periodicals and books on classical subjects. There is also a reciprocal access agreement with the Library of Trinity College Dublin (copyright library). The library of the Royal Irish Academy and the National Library of Ireland also have valuable holdings.

The Department possesses a fine Classical Museum which contains a good representative collection of Greek and Roman pottery, inscriptions, coins and miscellaneous material.

The new journal of the Classical Association of Ireland 'Classics Ireland' is edited from the Department.

The students organise and run a lively Classical Society which is addressed by visiting and local scholars.

There are very close contacts with the Classics Departments of Trinity College Dublin and St. Patrick's College Maynooth. Twice yearly the Classics staff of the Dublin Colleges, Cork, Galway and the Queen's University of Belfast meet to read papers at Maynooth. The Department also organizes the Dublin Classics Seminar where papers are read on a regular basis by both local scholars and those invited from abroad. There is also a seminar for postgraduate students run jointly with Trinity College.

Staff of the Department of Classics and their research interests are as follows

Andrew Smith (Head of Dept.), Ancient Philosophy, especially Neoplatonism.
Raymond Astbury, Roman Satire and the Satyricon of Petronius.
Victor Connerty, Roman Religion; Late Roman Republican History.
Andrew Erskine, Greek and Roman history, especially Hellenistic period; Roman imperialism; ancient political thought.
Malcolm Latham, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.
Michael Lloyd, Greek Tragedy, especially Euripides.
Llewelyn Morgan, Latin poetry, esp. Vergil, Neotericism; Octavianic propaganda; Italo-Roman religion, esp. mystery cult.
Alan Peatfield, Greek and Cypriot Archaeology, especially Bronze Age; Minoan religion.
Theresa Urbainczyk, Later Roman Empire, Early Church History, Women in Antiquity, Historiography.
Christopher Walthew, Roman Britain.

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Electronic Antiquity Vol. 2 Issue 5 - March 1995
edited by Peter Toohey and Ian Worthington
ISSN 1320-3606
by Kaavya Giridhar