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Principal investigator
David Sedley, Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy

David Sedley's publications relevant to this project include: 'Philosophical allegiance in the Greco-Roman world', in M. Griffin, J. Barnes (eds.), Philosophia Togata (Oxford 1989), 97-119; 'Plato's auctoritas and the rebirth of the commentary tradition', in J. Barnes, M. Griffin (eds.), Philosophia Togata II, Plato and Aristotle at Rome (Oxford 1997), 110-29; 'The ethics of Brutus and Cassius', Journal of Roman Studies 87 (1997), 41-53; Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom (Cambridge, 1998); and 'Philodemus and the decentralisation of philosophy', Cronache Ercolanesi 33 (2003), 31-41.

For a full list, see his web page:


Deputy director
Malcolm Schofield, Professor of Ancient Philosophy

A well-known writer on many areas of ancient philosophy. His most recent publication on philosophy in the first century BC is 'Aenesidemus: Pyrrhonist and "Heraclitean"', in A.M. Ioppolo & D.N. Sedley (eds.), Pyrrhonists, Patricians, Platonizers: Hellenistic Philosophy in the period 155-86 BC (Rome 2007) 269-338. He is currently working mainly on Cicero, where his most recent publications are 'Cicero, Zeno of Citium, and the vocabulary of philosophy', in M.Canto-Sperber & P.Pellegrin (eds.), Le Style de la pensée: Recueil de textes en hommage à J.Brunschwig  (Paris 2002) 412-28, and 'Academic therapy: Philo of Larissa and Cicero's project in the Tusculans', in E.G.Clark and T.Rajak (eds.), Philosophy and Power: Festschrift M.Griffin  (Oxford 2002) 91-109. More Cicero articles are in the pipeline, and slightly further down the road will be a general book on the philosophy of Cicero commissioned by Polity Press.


Postdoctoral researchers
Roberto Polito (BA, Milan; Ph.D., Cambridge)

Roberto Polito's publications include studies on the supposedly first-century BC physician Asclepiades of Bithynia ('Frail or Monolithic? A note on Asclepiades' corpuscles', Classical Quarterly (forthcoming); 'Matter. Medicine and the Mind: Asclepiades versus Epicurus', OSAP 30 (2006), 285-336; 'On the Life of Asclepiades of Bithynia', JHS 119 (1999), 48-66, and on the Sceptic philosopher Aenesidemus of Cnossus ( The Sceptical Road: Aenesidemus' appropriation of Heraclitus , Leiden, 2004; 'Enesidemo e Tuberone', Hyperboreus 8 (2002), 145-158). He is currently working on an edition of the fragments of Aenesidemus.


Myrto Hatzimichali (BA, Thessaloniki; MSt, Oxford; D.Phil., Oxford)

Myrto Hatzimichali is currently investigating philosophical developments in Alexandria in the 1st century BC, as well as individual figures such as the Eclectic philosopher Potamo. Her research interests also include the wider cultural background of the period, particularly in terms of the history of ancient scholarship.


PhD. student
Georgia Tsouni (BA, Athens)

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