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The Macquarie Ancient Languages School began in 1981 as an intensive summer school in ancient Greek based at St Ignatius College (Riverview), Sydney. It relocated to Macquarie University in 1982. The School has expanded over the years and now offers courses in a variety of ancient languages associated with the teaching and research programs of the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University.
Director - Trevor Evans
Associate Professor Trevor Evans has been Director of MALS since 2015. He has a long association with the School, attending first as a student in the late 1980s and on many later occasions as a tutor.
Together with the late Professor Kevin Lee (Professor of Classics at the University of Sydney, 1992–2001) he also co-founded the Sydney Latin Summer School, which he co-directed in the period 1995–9.
Trevor is a linguist specialising in ancient Greek, especially in the post-classical (or Koine) phase of the language's development, and also has research interests in ancient and medieval Latin.
In the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie he is Director of the Ancient Languages Program and teaches ancient Greek and Latin.