WELCOME. The British author Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) enlists aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity in various ways in his novels. For instance, Trollope may refer to particular figures from ancient history or mythology, or he may recall genres of ancient literature, such as epic or tragedy. He may cite specific ancient authors or anonymous Classical proverbs. He may play with Greek and Latin words borrowed directly into English. This site aims to catalogue Trollope’s uses of Classics and suggest how they contribute significance, depth, humor, and texture to his novels.

On the Guides page you can find free, downloadable PDF commentaries for 13 of Trollope’s novels plus PDF guides to Classically resonant proper names and vocabulary in Trollope’s work.