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Michael Lloyd

Professor

School Of Classics
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168171
Email: michael.lloyd@ucd.ie

Biography

I have been in the School (formerly Department) of Classics at UCD since 1985. Before coming to UCD, I taught at Oxford for several years and then spent a year as Lecturer in Greek at The Queen's University of Belfast (1984-5). I was head of the School of Classics (2005-8), and chair of the RIA National Committee for Greek and Latin Studies (2005-9).

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

Lloyd, M. (2017) The hortative aorist. [Invited Lecture], Approaches to ancient Greek and Latin im/politeness, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid , 26-JUN-17 - 27-JUN-17.
Lloyd, M. (2015) Characterisation in Sophocles. [Invited Lecture], Drama in the Greek and Roman World, Maynooth University , 14-AUG-15 - 16-AUG-15.
Lloyd, M. (2012) Euripides the traditionalist?. [Invited Lecture], Greco-Roman Drama in Context: Ancient and Modern, Royal Irish Academy , 15-NOV-12 - 16-NOV-12.
Lloyd, M.; (2011) Playboy of the ancient world? Synge and the Classics. [Invited Lecture], Ireland and the Greek & Roman World, Sligo Institute of Technology , 19-AUG-11 - 21-AUG-11.
Lloyd, M.; (2009) Euripides. [Invited Oral Presentation], Space in Greek Literature, University of Amsterdam , 04-SEP-09 - 05-SEP-09.
Lloyd, M.; (2008) The mutability of fortune in Euripides. [Invited Lecture], Tragedy and Archaic Greek Thought, University of Edinburgh , 13-JUN-08 - 15-JUN-08.
Lloyd, M.; (2008) The mutability of fortune in Euripides. [Invited Lecture], Hibernian Hellenists , NUI Maynooth , 07-MAR-08 - 08-MAR-08.
Lloyd, M.; (2005) Friendship terms in Plato. [Invited Lecture], The Language of Literature , Katwijk, Holland , 16-DEC-05 - 17-DEC-05.
Lloyd, M.; (2003) Sophocles in the light of face-threat politeness theory. [Invited Lecture], Sophocles and the Greek Language, Amsterdam , 04-SEP-03 - 06-SEP-03.
Lloyd, M.; (2002) Euripides' Medea and the ethics of revenge in Athens. [Invited Lecture], Medea: Insights and Opinions, Trinity College Dublin , 23-FEB-02 - 23-FEB-02.
Lloyd, M.; (2000) The politeness of peasants: social interaction in Aristophanes. [Invited Lecture], Comic Theatre in Athens and Rome, Royal Irish Academy , 24-FEB-00 - 25-FEB-00.
Lloyd, M.; (1999) How to be polite to the gods in Euripides. [Oral Presentation], Euripides: Tragic Theatre in the Late 5th Century, Banff, Canada , 12-MAY-99 - 16-MAY-99.
Lloyd, M.; (1998) Homer's Helen. [Invited Lecture], Ancient Epic, Royal Irish Academy , 19-FEB-98 - 20-FEB-98.

Committees

Committee : Academy Committee for Greek and Latin Studies (chair), 2005-9
 

Education

Year 1984 Institution: Oxford University, UK
Qualification: DPhil Subject:
Year 1983 Institution: Oxford University, UK
Qualification: MA Subject:
Year 1977 Institution: Oxford University, UK
Qualification: BA Subject: Literae Humaniores (Classics)
         

Publications

Books

Lloyd, Michael; (2005) Sophocles: Electra (Duckworth Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy). London: Duckworth. [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (2005) Euripides' Andromache , with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2nd ed.; 1st ed., 1994). Oxford: Aris & Phillips. [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (1992) The Agon in Euripides. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

Lloyd, Michael (2013) 'The mutability of fortune in Euripides' In: Douglas Cairns (eds). Tragedy and Archaic Greek Thought. Swansea: The Classical Press of Wales. , pp.205-226 Available Online [Details]
Lloyd, Michael (2012) 'Sophocles the ironist' In: Andreas Markantonatos (eds). Brill's Companion to Sophocles. Leiden: Brill. , pp.563-577 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Lloyd, Michael (2012) 'Euripides' In: I.J.F. de Jong (eds). Space in Ancient Greek Literature (Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative, III). Leiden: Brill. , pp.341-357 Available Online [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (2009) 'The language of the gods: politeness in the prologue of the Troades' In: J.R.C. Cousland and James R. Hume (eds). The Play of Texts and Fragments. Leiden: Brill. , pp.183-192 Available Online [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (2007) 'Introduction' In: Michael Lloyd (eds). Oxford Readings in Aeschylus. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.1-39 Available Online [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (2007) 'Euripides' In: I.J.F. de Jong and R. Nünlist (eds). Time in Ancient Greek Literature (Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative II). Leiden: Brill. , pp.293-304 Available Online [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (2005) 'Sophocles in the light of face-threat politeness theory' In: I.J.F. de Jong, A. Rijksbaron (eds). Sophocles and the Greek Language. Leiden: Brill. , pp.225-239 Available Online [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (1993) 'Euripides' Alcestis' In: McAuslan, Ian & Walcot, Peter (eds). Greek Tragedy (Greece and Rome Studies, 2). Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.167-179 [Details]

Edited Books

Lloyd, Michael (Ed.). (2007) Oxford Readings in Aeschylus. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Available Online [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Lloyd, Michael (2014) 'Playboy of the Ancient World? Synge and the Classics'. Classics Ireland, 18 (2011):52-68. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (2004) 'The politeness of Achilles: off-record conversation strategies in Homer and the meaning of kertomia'. Journal of Hellenic Studies, 124 :75-89. Available Online [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (2000) 'Brian Friel's Greek tragedy: narrative, drama, and fate in Living\tab Quarters'. Irish University Review, 30 (2):244-253. Available Online [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (1999) 'The tragic aorist'. Classical Quarterly, 49 (1):24-45. Available Online [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (1989) 'Paris/Alexandros in Homer and Euripides'. Mnemosyne, 42 (1-2):76-79. Available Online [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (1987) 'Cleobis and Biton (Herodotus 1.31)'. Hermes, 115 (1):22-28. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (1987) 'A note on Menander, Epitrepontes 348'. Zeitschrift Fur Papyrologie Und Epigraphik, 67 :11-12. Available Online [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (1987) 'Homer on poetry: two passages in the Odyssey'. Eranos, 85 :85-90. [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (1986) 'Realism and character in Euripides' Electra'. Phoenix, 40 (1):1-19. Available Online [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (1986) 'Divine and human action in Euripides' Ion'. Antike Und Abendland, 32 (1):33-45. Available Online [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (1985) 'Euripides' Alcestis'. Greece and Rome, 32 (2):119-131. Available Online [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (1984) 'The Helen scene in Euripides' Troades'. Classical Quarterly, 34 (2):303-313. Available Online [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (1984) 'Croesus' priority: Herodotus 1.5.3'. Liverpool Classical Monthly, 9 (1):11-11. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
                                   

Book Reviews

Lloyd, Michael (2014) Review of Edith Hall, Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris. Book Reviews Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Lloyd, Michael (2009) Review of Elton Barker, Entering the Agon. Dublin: Book Reviews Available Online Link to full text [Details]
                                                   

Invited Review Articles

Lloyd, Michael (2016) Greek Tragedy in Ireland 2012. Dublin: Invited Review Articles [Details]
Lloyd, Michael (2014) Greek Tragedy in Ireland 2011. Dublin: Invited Review Articles [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (2011) Greek Tragedy in Ireland 2010. Classics Ireland: Invited Review Articles [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (1996) Review of Fiona Macintosh, Dying Acts: Death in Ancient Greek and Modern Irish Tragic Drama. Classics Ireland: Invited Review Articles Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Lloyd, Michael; (1994) Euripides' The Trojan Women. Classics Ireland: Invited Review Articles Available Online [DOI] [Details]
                         

Research

Research Interests

My doctoral thesis was on Euripides, about whom I have written a number of articles as well as two books: The Agon in Euripides (Oxford University Press, 1992) and an edition of his play Andromache (Aris and Phillips, 1994; a 2nd edition came out in 2005).

I have also worked on the two other great tragedians of the 5th C. BC, Sophocles and Aeschylus. A book on Sophocles' Electra appeared in 2005, and I edited an anthology of articles on Aeschylus in the Oxford Readings series published by Oxford University Press (2007).

I am interested in Irish adaptations of Greek tragedy, and published an article on Brian Friel's Living Quarters in Irish University Review 2000.

My main research area at the moment is politeness theory, a branch of sociolinguistics which studies the linguistic strategies which people use to avoid giving offence.

 

Recent Postgraduates

Bridget Martin (PhD 2011), 'The Return of the Dead in Greek Tragedy'
Siobhan Hayes (MLitt 2008), 'Lysistrata Re-examined'
Lucy Corcoran (PhD 2007), 'Euripides' Iphigeneia at Aulis: The Story of a Hero'
Lucy Corcoran (MLitt 1999), 'Athena in the Odyssey: A Powerful Female in a Man's World'
Maureen Sinclair (Research MA 1998), 'Marriage as Depicted in the Alcestis and Troades of Euripides'
Simon Spence (Research MA 1996), 'The Portrayal of the Characters in Euripides' Medea'
David Fitzpatrick (Research MA 1995), 'Heroic Friendship and Greek Tragedy: A Study of Sophocles' Philoctetes and Euripides' Orestes'
 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Greek language and literature, esp. drama and epic.