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Dr Arlene Allan

Arlene Allan portraitSenior Lecturer
Undergraduate Academic Subject Adviser

Contact

Office 5N9, Arts Building
Tel +64 3 479 5237
Email arlene.allan@otago.ac.nz

Academic Qualifications

PhD, University of Exeter
MA, Queen’s University at Kingston
BA, Trent University

Background and Research Interests

Arlene teaches Greek Literature (Homer and Drama), Religion and Greek and Latin language. Her research interests include Greek myth, religion and ritual, Greek society, reception studies and the interface between Hellenic religious beliefs and Christianity. She has published a book on Hermes, as well as a co-authored volume on Greek Drama and several articles on specific plays.

Teaching

Areas of Research Supervision

  • Greek myth, religion and/or ritual
  • Greek literature and/or society
  • Reception

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Publications

Allan, A. (2020). [Review of the book Tracking Hermes, pursuing Mercury]. Arys, 18, 430-434. doi: 10.20318/arys.2020.5563

Allan, A. (2020). The Mighty Hercules cartoon series in conversation with Steve Reeve's Hercules and some societal concerns of the early 1960s. In A. J. L. Blanshard & E. Stafford (Eds.), The modern Hercules: Images of the hero from the nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. (pp. 411-437). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. doi: 10.1163/9789004440067_020

Allan, A., Anagnostou-Laoutides, E., & Stafford, E. (Eds.). (2020). Herakles inside and outside the church: From the first Apologists to the end of the Quattrocentro. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 360p. doi: 10.1163/9789004421530

Allan, A. (2020). Conclusion. In A. Allan, E. Anagnostou-Laoutides & E. Stafford (Eds.), Herakles inside and outside the church: From the first Apologists to the end of the Quattrocentro. (pp. 333-339). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. doi: 10.1163/9789004421530_017

Allan, A. (2020). Herakles, 'Christ-curious' Greeks and Revelation 5. In A. Allan, E. Anagnostou-Laoutides & E. Stafford (Eds.), Herakles inside and outside the church: From the first Apologists to the end of the Quattrocentro. (pp. 21-44). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. doi: 10.1163/9789004421530_003

Allan, A. (2018). Hermes. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 214p.

Authored Book - Research

Storey, I. C., & Allan, A. (2014). A guide to ancient Greek drama (2nd ed.). Chichester, UK: Wiley Blackwell, 331p.

Authored Book - Research

Storey, I., & Allan, A. (2004). A guide to ancient Greek drama. Oxford: Blackwell, 336p.

Authored Book - Research

Allan, A., Anagnostou-Laoutides, E., & Stafford, E. (Eds.). (2020). Herakles inside and outside the church: From the first Apologists to the end of the Quattrocentro. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 360p. doi: 10.1163/9789004421530

Edited Book - Research

Allan, A. (2020). Conclusion. In A. Allan, E. Anagnostou-Laoutides & E. Stafford (Eds.), Herakles inside and outside the church: From the first Apologists to the end of the Quattrocentro. (pp. 333-339). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. doi: 10.1163/9789004421530_017

Chapter in Book - Research

Allan, A. (2020). Herakles, 'Christ-curious' Greeks and Revelation 5. In A. Allan, E. Anagnostou-Laoutides & E. Stafford (Eds.), Herakles inside and outside the church: From the first Apologists to the end of the Quattrocentro. (pp. 21-44). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. doi: 10.1163/9789004421530_003

Chapter in Book - Research

Allan, A. (2020). Introduction. In A. Allan, E. Anagnostou-Laoutides & E. Stafford (Eds.), Herakles inside and outside the church: From the first Apologists to the end of the Quattrocentro. (pp. 1-17). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. doi: 10.1163/9789004421530_002

Chapter in Book - Research

Allan, A. (2020). The Mighty Hercules cartoon series in conversation with Steve Reeve's Hercules and some societal concerns of the early 1960s. In A. J. L. Blanshard & E. Stafford (Eds.), The modern Hercules: Images of the hero from the nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. (pp. 411-437). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. doi: 10.1163/9789004440067_020

Chapter in Book - Research

Allan, A. L. (2014). Divine phthonos. In H. M. Roisman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Greek tragedy. (pp. 290-291). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. [Encyclopaedia/Dictionary Entry].

Chapter in Book - Research

Allan, A. L. (2014). Indecision. In H. M. Roisman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Greek tragedy. (pp. 717-718). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. [Encyclopaedia/Dictionary Entry].

Chapter in Book - Research

Allan, A. L. (2014). Individual good versus common good. In H. M. Roisman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Greek tragedy. (pp. 719-720). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. [Encyclopaedia/Dictionary Entry].

Chapter in Book - Research

Allan, A. L. (2014). Plausibility. In H. M. Roisman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Greek tragedy. (pp. 981-982). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. [Encyclopaedia/Dictionary Entry].

Chapter in Book - Research

Allan, A. L. (2014). Self-sacrifice. In H. M. Roisman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Greek tragedy. (pp. 1237-1238). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. [Encyclopaedia/Dictionary Entry].

Chapter in Book - Research

Allan, A. L. (2014). Suffering, trouble, labor. In H. M. Roisman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Greek tragedy. (pp. 1375-1377). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. [Encyclopaedia/Dictionary Entry].

Chapter in Book - Research

Allan, A. (2012). Turning remorse to good effect?: Arginusae, Theramenes and Aristophanes' Frogs. In C. W. Marshall & G. Kovacs (Eds.), No laughing matter: Studies in Athenian comedy. (pp. 101-114). London, UK: Bristol Classical Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Allan, A. L. (2011). The God above all gods: The heavenly throne-room of Revelation 4 and Phidias' Zeus. In J. McWilliam, S. Puttock, T. Stevenson & R. Taraporewalla (Eds.), The statue of Zeus at Olympia: New approaches. (pp. 123-136). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Chapter in Book - Research

Allan, A. L. (2010). Mars. In M. Gagarin (Ed.), Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Greece and Rome (Vol. 4). (pp. 358-360). Oxford University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Allan, A. (2007). Masters of manipulation: Euripides' (and Medea's) use of oaths in Medea. In A. H. Sommerstein & J. Fletcher (Eds.), Horkos: The oath in Greek society. (pp. 113-124). Exeter, UK: Bristol Phoenix Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Allan, A. (2005). Situational aesthetics: The deification of Kairos, son of Hermes. In E. Stafford & J. Herrin (Eds.), Personification in the Greek world: From antiquity to Byzantium. (pp. 123-134). London, UK: Ashgate.

Chapter in Book - Research

Allan, A. L. (2003). Cattle-stealing satyrs in Sophocles' Inachos. In A. H. Sommerstein (Ed.), Shards from Kolonos: Studies in Sophoclean fragments. (pp. 309-328). Bari: Levante Editori.

Chapter in Book - Research

Storey, I., Boyne, M., & Allan, A. (2002). On reading Euripides′s Hippolytos. In R. Mitchell-Boyask (Ed.), Approaches to teaching the dramas of Euripides. (pp. 178-187). New York, NY, USA: Modern Language Association of America.

Chapter in Book - Research

Allan, A. L., & Potter, J. A. (2014). Loxias and Phoebus in tragedy: Convention and violation. American Journal of Philology, 135(1), 1-27. doi: 10.1353/ajp.2014.0002

Journal - Research Article

Mackay, M., & Allan, A. L. (2014). Filicide in Euripides' Medea: A biopoetic approach. Helios, 41(1), 59-86. doi: 10.1353/hel.2014.0002

Journal - Research Article

Allan, A. (2013). 'Thanks, but no thanks': Oikêia kaka and Theramenes' failed dokimasia. Ancient History Bulletin, 27, 23-28.

Journal - Research Article

Allan, A. L. (2012). A reconsideration of the MSS attribution at Sophokles' Philoktetes 671-3. Mnemosyne, 65(2), 286-294. doi: 10.1163/156852511x548162

Journal - Research Article

Allan, A. L. (2011). Generational degeneration: The case of Telemachus. Scholia [2010], 19, 14-30.

Journal - Research Article

Allan, A. L. (2011). “Am I not the one...?” (Sophokles' Phil. 114): Neoptolemos and the allure of kleos. Classical Journal, 107(1), 1-26.

Journal - Research Article

Allan, A. (2020). [Review of the book Tracking Hermes, pursuing Mercury]. Arys, 18, 430-434. doi: 10.20318/arys.2020.5563

Journal - Research Other

Allan, A. L. (2019). [Review of the book The Politics of Sacrifice in Early Greek Myth and Poetry]. Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 1(13). Retrieved from http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2020/2020-01-13.html

Journal - Research Other

Allan, A. L. (2015). Lycugus and tragedy [Review of the book Lycurgan Athens and the making of classical tragedy]. Classical Review, 65(2), 385-387. doi: 10.1017/S0009840X15001225

Journal - Research Other

Allan, A. L. (2013). [Review of the book Performing oaths in classical Greek drama]. Journal of Hellenic Studies, 133, 176-177. doi: 10.1017/S0075426913000256

Journal - Research Other

Allan, A. (2004). From agônistês to agônios: Hermes, chaos and conflict in competitive games and festivals. In S. Bell & G. Davies (Eds.), Games and Festivals in Classical Antiquity. (pp. 45-54). Oxford: Archaeopress. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Allan, A. (2018). Rethinking Hermes' "Sacrifice" (HHer 4.115-37). Proceedings of the 39th Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS) Annual Meeting. (pp. 15-16). Retrieved from https://hapi.uq.edu.au

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Allan, A. (2017). 'If I could turn back time': Further thoughts on Phaedra's delirium in Euripides' Hippolytus (208-227). Proceedings of the 38th Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS) Annual Meeting. Retrieved from http;//www.ascs2017.wixsite.com/ascs2017/conference-details

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Allan, A. (2017). 'Theory of mind' and the gods in Sophocles' Antigone. Proceedings of the Greek Drama V Conference. Retrieved from https://gdv2017.wordpress.com/allan/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Allan, A. (2013). The political side of Hermes. Proceedings of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS) 34th Conference. (pp. 1). Retrieved from http://www.cvent.com/events/alexander-the-great-and-his-successors-exhibition-conference-and-ascs-34

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Allan, A. (2011). Reconsidering pepnumenos in its Homeric context. Proceedings of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies 32nd Annual Conference (ASCS32). (pp. 2). Retrieved from http://www.ascs32.com/download/abstracts.pdf

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Allan, A. L. (2019, February). An ‘unholy’ alliance? Apollo and the Eumenides in Sophokles’ Oidipous Kolonos. Verbal presentation at the 40th Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS) Annual Conference, Armidale, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Allan, A. (2014, January). What has Herakles to do with Christ. Verbal presentation at the 35th Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS) Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Allan, A. (2013, June). Apprehending Christ through Herakles: 'Christ-curious' Greeks and Revelation 5-6. Verbal presentation at the Hercules Conference: A Hero for All Ages, Leeds, UK.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Allan, A. (2012, May). Loxias and Phoebus in Aeschylus. Verbal presentation at the Classical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, London, Canada.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Allan, A. (2010, July). Sacrifice and feast in Euripides’ Ion: From birthday party to warriors farewell. Verbal presentation at the Dining Divinely: Banqueting in Honour of the Gods Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Allan, A. (2010, June-July). The Homeric Hymn to Hermes: from epichoric reaction to panhellenic hymn. Verbal presentation at the Orality & Literacy IX Conference: Composition & Performance, Canberra, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Allan, A. (2009, February). Sophokles' Philoktetes 671-3: Why the manuscripts are correct. Verbal presentation at the Conference of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies, Sydney, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Allan, A. (2008, January). Between Delos and Delphi comes Hermes. Verbal presentation at the Australasian Society for Classical Studies Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Allan, A. (2008, July). Perspectives: Zeus enthroned and Revelation 4.1-11. Verbal presentation at the The Statue of Zeus at Olympia Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Allan, A. (2007, July). Aischylos saviour?: Thargelian theatrics in Aristophanes' Frogs. Verbal presentation at the Australasian Greek Drama Conference (IV), Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Allan, A. (2006, January-February). Spotting the invisible god: Hermes in Sophokles' Oidipous plays. Verbal presentation at the Twenty-Seventh Conference of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies, Hobart, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Allan, A. (2006, November). Hermes and the political arena. Verbal presentation at the Eighty-Sixth Anniversary Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (Southern Section), Memphis, Tennessee.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Allan, A. (2005, January). Hermes' intervention in Euripides' Ion. Verbal presentation at the Australasian Society for Classical Studies 26th Conference and General Meeting, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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