BA (Trent), MA (Queen's) PhD (Exeter), Senior Lecturer
Dr Arlene Allan teaches Greek Literature (Homer and
and Greek and Latin language. Her research interests
religion and ritual, gender studies, Greek society. She has published articles on Hermes, conflict and Greek
athletics and Greek tragedy.
Papers taught 2013
CLASS331: Research Methods in Classical Studies
CLAS232: Love and War in Graeco-Roman Literature (co-taught with Prof.W. Dominik)
CLAS238: Fantasies, Phobias and Families in Graeco-Roman Myth (co-taught with Prof. W. Dominik)
CLAS332/432: Greek Tragedy in its Historical Context
Recent publications include:
‘Thanks, but no thanks: Oikêia kaka and fdokimasia’ forthcoming in Ancient History Bulletin 26 ( forthcoming, 2012).
‘Turning Remorse to Good Effect? Arginusai, Theramenes and Aristophanes’ Frogs’ in No laughing matter: Studies in Athenian comedy. C.W. Marshall and G. Kovacs (ed). London: Bristol Classical Press, 2012, 101-114.
‘A reconsideration of the MSS attribution at Sophokles’ Philoktetes 671-3’ Mnemosyne 65.2 (2012) 298-94
'The God Above All Gods: The Heavenly Throne-Room of Revelation 4 and Phidias's Zeus,' in J. MacWilliam, S. Puttock, T.Stevenson and R. Taraporewalla (ed.) The Statue of Zeus at Olympia: New Approaches. (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011) 123-136.
"Am I Not the One...?" (Sophokles' Phil. 114): Neoptolemos and the Allure of Kleos.' CJ 107.1 (2011) 1-26
"Masters of Manipulation: Euripides and Medea's use of Oaths
In Horkos: The Oath in Greek Society eds. A. H. Sommerstein and J. Fletcher (Brisol Phoenix Press 2007) 113-124
“Hermes Agônistes to HermesAgônios:
Chaos, Conflict and Hermes in Games and Competitive Festivals”
In Games and Festivals in Classical Antiquity eds. P.S.W. Bell
and G.M. Davies (Oxford: British Archaeological Reports 2004)
“Cattle-Stealing Satyrs in Sophocles’
In Shards From Kolonos: Studies in Sophoclean
Fragments ed. Alan H. Sommerstein (Bari 2003)
“Situational Aesthetics: the deification of Kairos, Son of
In Personification in the Greek World: from
Antiquity to Byzantium eds. E. Stafford
& J. Herrin
(King's College, London; Centre for
Hellenic Studies, 2005)
I. Storey, M. Boyne and A. Allan “Teaching
In Approaches to Teaching the Dramas of
Euripides ed. Robin Mitchell-Boysak (New York 2002)
I.Storey & A.Allan Blackwell Guide to Ancient
( Oxford 2004)
University of Otago, Division of
Humanities Research Cluster
Dr Allan is a member of the Classical Culture and
Society Research Cluster.