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Dr Myrto Hatzimichali

Dr Myrto Hatzimichali

Lecturer in Classics (Ancient Philosophy)

Fellow and Director of Studies at Homerton College

Homerton College

Office Phone: 01223 747301 (College) / 335157 (Faculty)

Research Interests

Ancient philosophy, in particular the history of philosophy in the first century BC; Greek commentaries on Aristotle; ancient intellectual history more broadly, including the work of scholars based at the great Library of Alexandria; ancient theories on language and grammar.

Key Publications


Potamo of Alexandria and the Emergence of Eclecticism in Late Hellenistic Philosophy, CUP 2011


‘Poetry, science and scholarship: the rise and fall of Nicander of Colophon’, in M.A. Harder, R.F Regtuit., G.C. Wakker (eds.), Nature and Science in Hellenistic Poetry, Hellenistica Groningana 15, Leuven-Peeters 2009:19-40

‘Plutarch: the Philosophical Writings’, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. M. Gagarin, OUP 2010: Volume 5, 333-5.

‘Antiochus’ biography’ in D. Sedley (ed.) The Philosophy of Antiochus, CUP 2012: 9-30

In press

‘The texts of Plato and Aristotle in the first century BC’ in M. Schofield (ed.) Plato, Aristotle and Pythagoreanism in the First Century BC, CUP: 1-27

‘Ashes to ashes? The Library of Alexandria after 48 BC’, in J. König, K. Oikonomopoulou and G. Woolf (eds.) Ancient Libraries, CUP.

‘Encyclopaedism in the Alexandrian Library’, in J. König and G. Woolf (eds.), Encyclopaedias and Encyclopaedism from Antiquity to the Renaissance. CUP

Upcoming events

Literature Seminar

Oct 26, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

Strike a Pose

Oct 27, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Plato, Charmides

Oct 27, 2016


The B Club

Oct 31, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.11

Ancient History Seminar

Oct 31, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.21

Upcoming events

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Vacancy - Research Associate, ‘Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems’ Project (CREWS)

Oct 20, 2016

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be a member of the ‘Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems’ (CREWS) project, led by the Principal Investigator Dr Philippa Steele.

How to write a Greek Dictionary

Oct 06, 2016

Watch the film about the Faculty's Greek Lexicon Project, working towards a a new dictionary of Ancient Greek.

New Discovery

Sep 20, 2016

Professor Jack Davis and Dr Sharon Stocker (Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati), ‘Sometimes All That Glitters Is Gold: The Tomb of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos’, 5 pm on Monday 10 October in Room LG.17, Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site. To reserve your place please reply to by Monday 3 October.

Temporary University Lectureships in Classics (Ancient History)

Aug 31, 2016

Applications are welcome for two temporary lectureships in Classics (Ancient History) from 01 January 2017. Please see the Jobs & Vacancies page for further information.

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