Univ Bill Allan
Dean, McConnell Laing Tutorial Fellow in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature; Associate Professor of Classics.

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William Allan


I teach all options in Greek and Latin languages and literature.

Born and raised in Fife, Scotland, I studied Classics at Edinburgh University and taught at Harvard University before coming to Univ. I'm particularly interested in archaic and classical Greek literature, especially tragedy and epic. I am currently also the Dean.

Articles & publications

Publications include:

The Andromache and Euripidean Tragedy (Oxford University Press, 2000)
Euripides: The Children of Heracles (Aris and Phillips, 2001)
Euripides: Medea (Duckworth, 2002)
Euripides: Helen (Cambridge University Press, 2008)
Homer: The Iliad (Bloomsbury Academic, 2012)
Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2014)
Homer: The Odyssey (Introduction and Notes, Oxford World’s Classics, 2016)

And many articles and chapters on early Greek literature.

I’m currently working on two commentaries, one an anthology of early Greek iambus and elegy, the other on the fragments of Aeschylus.