Shane Wallace
Assistant Professor, Classics

Biography

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.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Metalexandron: Receptions of Alexander in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds in, editor(s)Kenneth Moore , Brill's Companion to the Reception of Alexander the Great, Leiden, Brill, 2017, [Shane Wallace] Book Chapter, 2017

Arrian of Nikomedia (FGrH 156), Alexander Meeus & Shane Wallace, Brill's New Jacoby, Ian Worthington[ed/s], Leiden:, Brill, 2017, - Critical Edition (Chapter), 2017

Alexander the Great and Democracy in Hellenistic Athens in, editor(s)Mirko Canevaro and Benjamin Gray , The Hellenistic Reception of Classical Athenian Politics, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2017, [Shane Wallace] Book Chapter, 2017

Court, Kingship, and Royal Style in the Early Hellenistic Period in, editor(s)Andrew Erskine, Lloyd-Llewellyn-Jones, & Shane Wallace (eds.) , The Hellenistic Court, Swansea, Classical Press of Wales (Forthcoming), 2017, pp28 , [Shane Wallace] Book Chapter, 2017

Shane Wallace, Implied Motivation in Diodorus' Narrative of the Successors, Histos: Journal of Ancient Historiography, 2017, p32 Journal Article, 2017

Shane Wallace, Andrew Erskine, & Lloyd-Llewellyn-Jones (eds.), The Hellenistic Court, Swansea, Classical Press of Wales, 2017 Book, 2017

Shane Wallace, Review of 'Epigraphical Approaches to the Post-Classical Polis: Fourth Century BC to Second Century AD' (Oxford, 2013), by Paraskevi Martzavou & Nikolaos Papzarkadas (eds.) , Mnemosyne, 69, 2016, p901-905 Review, 2016

Shane Wallace, Greek Culture in Afghanistan and India: Old Evidence and New Discoveries, Greece and Rome, 63, (2), 2016, p205 - 226 Journal Article, 2016

Classics Ireland, 19-20, 2012-2013, (2016), 1 - 202p, Shane Wallace, [editor] Journal, 2016

Shane Wallace, The Rescript of Philip III Arrhidaios and the Two Tyrannies at Eresos, Tyche: Contributions to Ancient History, Papyrology and Epigraphy, 31, 2016, p239 - 258 Journal Article, 2016

Shane Wallace, Subject Review: Hellenistic History, Classics Ireland, 19-20, ([2012-2013]), 2016, p122 - 139 Review Article, 2016

Shane Wallace, Defending the Freedom of the Greeks: Antigonos, Telesphoros, and the Olympic Games of 312 B.C., Phoenix, 68, 2014, p235 - 246 Journal Article, 2014

History and hindsight. The importance of Euphron of Sikyon for the Athenian democracy in 318/7 in, editor(s)Hans Hauben & Alexander Meeus (eds.) , The Age of the Successors (323-276 BC), Leuven, Peeters, 2014, pp599 - 629, [Shane Wallace] Book Chapter, 2014

Kallias of Sphettos, Roger Bagnall, Kai Broderson, Craig Champion, Andrew Erskine, and Sabine Huebner, Encyclopaedia of Ancient History, Malden, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, pp3678 - 3679, [Shane Wallace] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2013

Adeimantos of Lampsakos and the development of the Hellenistic philos in, editor(s)Victor Alonso-Troncoso & Edward Anson , After Alexander: The Time of the Diadochi (323-281 BC) , Oxford, Oxbow Books, 2013, pp142-157 , [Shane Wallace] Book Chapter, 2013

Lamian War, Roger Bagnall, Kai Broderson, Craig Champion, Andrew Erskine, and Sabine Huebner, Encyclopaedia of Ancient History, Malden, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, pp3869 - 3870, [Shane Wallace] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2013

Alexander IV, Roger Bagnall, Kai Broderson, Craig Champion, Andrew Erskine, and Sabine Huebner, Encyclopaedia of Ancient History, Malden, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, pp278 - 279, [Shane Wallace] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2013

Philip III Arrhidaios, Roger Bagnall, Kai Broderson, Craig Champion, Andrew Erskine, and Sabine Huebner, Encyclopaedia of Ancient History, Malden, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, pp5256 - 5257, [Shane Wallace and Franca Landucci Gattinoni] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2013

Shane Wallace, Review of Hellenistic Democracies: Freedom, Independence and Political Procedure in Some East Greek City-State, Historia Einzelschriften 206 (Stuttgard, 2010), by Suzanne Carlsson , POLIS: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought, 30.1, 2013, p61-65 Review, 2013

League of Corinth, Roger Bagnall, Kai Broderson, Craig Champion, Andrew Erskine, and Sabine Huebner, Encyclopaedia of Ancient History, Malden, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, pp3982 - 3983, [Shane Wallace] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2013

Spartokids, Roger Bagnall, Kai Broderson, Craig Champion, Andrew Erskine, and Sabine Huebner (eds.), Encyclopaedia of Ancient History, Malden, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, pp6346 - 6347, [Shane Wallace] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2013

Shane Wallace, Review of A Companion to Hellenistic Literature (Malden/Oxford, 2010), by James J. Clauss & Martine Cuypers (eds.) , Classical Review, 62.1, 2012, p96-98 Review, 2012

The significance of Plataia for Greek eleutheria in the early Hellenistic period in, editor(s)Andrew Erskine & Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (eds.) , Creating a Hellenistic World, Swansea, Classical Press of Wales, 2011, pp147-176 - [Shane Wallace] Book Chapter, 2011

Shane Wallace, The Freedom of the Greeks in the Early Hellenistic Period. A Study in Ruler-City Relations., PhD, University of Edinburgh, 2011, 288pp Book, 2011

Shane Wallace, Review of 'The Lost World of the Golden King. In Search of Ancient Afghanistan', Hellenistic Culture and Society 53 (Berkeley, 2012), by Frank L. Holt , Hermathena, 191, 2011, p118-24 Review, 2011

Shane Wallace, Review of Philip II and Alexander the Great, Father and Son. Lives and Afterlives (Oxford, 2010), by Elizabeth Carney & Daniel Ogden (eds.) , Classics Ireland, 17, 2010, p119-122 Review, 2010

Shane Wallace, Review of Le prossenie ateniesi del IV secolo a.C. Gli onorati asiatici (Rome, 2004), by Enrica Culasso Gastaldi , Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2009-08-51, 2009 Review, 2009

Shane Wallace, Review of Olympias: Mother of Alexander the Great (London, 2006), by Elizabeth Carney , Classics Ireland, 15, 2008, p85-87 Review, 2008

Research Expertise

Description

My research focuses primarily on the study of the relationship between city and king in the Hellenistic period. I am currently writing a book on the concept of freedom and its influence on the development of the political relationship between city and king in the early Hellenistic period. I am also co-editing the proceedings of a conference on the Hellenistic court recently held at the University of Edinburgh.

Recognition

Representations

Editor of the Journal 'Classics Ireland' September 2014

TCD Representative on the Central Council of the Classical Association of Ireland 2011 - 2017

Publication Committee for Journal, Classics Ireland 2011 - Present

Awards and Honours

Athenry Prize, National Univeristy of Ireland, Galway 2003

Marie Curie Research Fellowship - École normale supérieure, Paris 2007-2008

Arts and Humanities Research Council Studentship - University of Edinburgh 2007-2009

Baldwin Brown Travelling Scholarship - University of Edinburgh 2007-2009

School Scholarship - University of Edinburgh 2008-2009

Erasmus Exchange Studentship - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 2009-2010

Hector and Elizabeth Catling Bursary - British School at Athens 2010

Memberships

British Epigraphy Society 2006 – Present

Classical Association of Ireland 2003 – Present

British School at Athens 2009 – Present