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Shane WallaceDr. Shane Wallace

Walsh Family Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History

Born in Limerick, I studied for my BA in Classics in Galway and my MA in Dublin (UCD). In 2006 I moved to Edinburgh to pursue a Ph.D. (awarded 2011), during which time I held a Marie Curie research fellowship at the école normale supérieure, Paris, and an Erasmus studentship at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I returned to Dublin to take up the post of Walsh Family Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin in 2011. I work on the history and epigraphy of the Hellenisitic world, in particular mainland Greece, the Aegean, and western Asia Minor.

Research interests

My research focuses primarily on the study of the relationship between city and king in the Hellenistic period. My Ph.D treated of the role played by the concept of freedom on the development of this political relationship between city and king. I am currently revising my thesis for publication. I am also co-editing the proceedings of a conference on the Hellenistic court recently held at the University of Edinburgh.

Selected Publications

  • "The significance of Plataia for Greek eleutheria in the early Hellenistic period", in A. Erskine & L. Llewellyn-Jones (eds.), Creating a Hellenistic World (Swansea, 2011), 147-76
  • "History and hindsight. The importance of Euphron of Sikyon for the Athenian democracy in 318/7", in H. Hauben & A. Meeus (eds.), The Age of the Successors (323-276 BC), Studia Hellenistica 53 (Leuven, forthcoming 2011)
  • "Adeimantos of Lampsakos and the development of the early Hellenistic philos", in V. Alonso Troncoso & E. Anson (eds.), The Time of the Diadochi (323-281 B.C.), Proceedings of the Fifth International Alexander the Great Conference (Oxford: Oxbow Books, forthcoming)


I teach ancient Greek and Roman history and culture. I am teaching a M.Phil. module on Greeks and Barbarians as well as a final year undergraduate module on the historiography of Diodorus Siculus.

Dr. Wallace on the TCD Research Support System

Contact Details

Department of Classics,
Trinity College,
Dublin 2.

Telephone: 00 353 1 896 3471
Fax: 00 353 1 6710862

Last updated 25 November 2015