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About Classics Ireland
Classics Ireland is a peer-reviewed, Dublin-based journal for the study of the ancient world, in particular ancient Greece and Rome and their modern legacy. It is published by the Classical Association of Ireland, which was founded in 1908. Classics Ireland has been published annually since 1994. It publishes articles on all aspects of the ancient world, though it maintains a particular focus on articles on the classical tradition in Ireland and the Celtic world. Submissions of both academic and general interest are welcome.

ISSN 0791-9417

Notes for Contributors
Contributions are welcome on all aspects of the language, history, archaeology, and literature of Greek and Roman antiquity, especially if there is an Irish dimension. Contributions should to be scholarly, but not technical. All Greek and Latin must be translated. Minimal footnotes are preferred. Articles should not normally exceed 5,000 words and will be independently refereed before formal acceptance for publication. Copyright remains with the author. Authors will receive one copy of the journal in which their article appears. Reviews should not normally exceed 1,000 words. Please address all manuscripts and books for review to Shane Wallace, Department of Classics, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland (

Guidelines for Contributors
Guidelines for Reviewers

Classics Ireland is available in both print and electronic form. Previous issues are available on JSTOR to subscribing institutions and individuals (

If you would like to subscribe to Classics Ireland please contact the membership secretary, Prof. Andrew Smith (, or the editor, Dr. Shane Wallace (

€30 – Ordinary Subscription
€20 – Student and Retired Subscription

Current Volume: Classics Ireland 21-22 (2014-2015)

Raoul McLaughlin
‘Ancient Contacts: The Roman Emperor and the Sinhalese King’, pgs.1-40

Peter Crawford
‘The Coleraine Hoard and Romano-Irish Relations in Late Antiquity’, pgs.41-118

Raoul McLaughlin
‘The Roman Plan to Conquer Ireland: Rethinking the Campaign by Gnaeus Julius Agricola (AD 77-83)’, pgs.119-137

Clodagh Lynch
‘Roman Silver Ingots from the Balline Hoard, Co. Limerick’, pgs. 138-156

Presidential Address 2013
Arthur Keaveney
‘Sir William Herbert and his Latin Book about Ireland’, pgs.157-164

Book Reviews, pgs.165-199

Volume: Classics Ireland 19-20 (2012-2013)

Jo Day and Nicholas L. Wright
‘The Roman Republican Coin Collection of the UCD Classical Museum’, pgs.1-25

Judith Barringer
‘Olympia – More than Meets the Eye’, pgs.26-49

Athina Papachrysostomou
Sopaters Φακῆ (fragments 18, 19): A Play of Self-Satire’, pgs.50-81

Presidential Address 2012
Frank McGuinness
‘The Passion and Power of Narrative in Greek Tragedy’, pgs.82-113
Response: Michael Lloyd, pgs.114-117

Theatre Review

Michael Lloyd
‘Greek Tragedy in Ireland 2012’, pgs.118-121

Subject Review: Hellenistic History

Shane Wallace
‘S. Dmitriev The Greek Slogan of Freedom; M. Dixon Late Classical and Early Hellenistic Corinth’, pgs.122-139

Book Reviews
, pgs.140-200

Shane Wallace (Trinity College Dublin)

Editorial Board
Isabella Bolger (Classical Association of Ireland)
John Curran (Queen's University Belfast)
Martine Cuypers (Trinity College Dublin)
Andrew Erskine (University of Edinburgh)
Edward Herring (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Fiona Macintosh (University of Oxford)
Maeve O’Brien (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Arryn Penn (Classical Association of Ireland Teachers)
Alexander Thein (University College Dublin)
Catherine Ware (University College Cork).

Advisory Editors
Jo Day (University College Dublin)
Raoul McLaughlin (Classical Association in Northern Ireland)
Conor Trainor (University of Warwick)

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