William Allan (classicist)

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William R. Allan (born 1970) is a Scottish classicist specializing in Greek epic and tragedy, particularly the plays of Euripides. He is currently McConnell Laing Fellow and Tutor in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature at University College, Oxford and Lecturer, Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford.[1] He was formerly Assistant Professor of Classics at Harvard University.[2]


He was educated at Glenrothes High School in Fife, then studied at the University of Edinburgh.


  • The Andromache and Euripidean Tragedy (Oxford University Press, 2000; paperback edn. 2003)
  • Euripides: The Children of Heracles (Aris and Phillips, 2001)
  • Euripides: Medea (Duckworth, 2002)
  • Helen (Cambridge University Press, 2008). commentary