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.

My current projects include a commentary on selected fragments of early Greek iambus and elegy.