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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) / 335160 (Faculty)

Research Interests

Ancient philosophy: Aristotle's biological works; Greek commentaries on Aristotle's Categories; the history of philosophy in the first century BC. 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

 ‘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 2013: 1-27. Reprinted as ‘The texts of Plato and Aristotle in the first century BCE: Andronicus’ canon’ in: R. Sorabji (ed.) Aristotle Re-Interpreted. New Findings on Seven Hundred Years of the Ancient Commentators, London-Bloomsbury 2016: 81-102.

‘Ashes to ashes? The Library of Alexandria after 48 BC’, in J. König, K. Oikonomopoulou and G. Woolf (eds.) Ancient Libraries, CUP 2013: 167-182.

‘Encyclopaedism in the Alexandrian Library’, in J. König and G. Woolf (eds.), Encyclopaedism from Antiquity to the Renaissance. CUP 2013: 64-83.

‘Andronicus of Rhodes and the construction of the Aristotelian corpus’, in A. Falcon (ed.) Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Aristotle in Antiquity. Leiden-Brill 2016: 81-100.

‘Strabo’s philosophy and Stoicism’, in D. Dueck (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Strabo. Abingdon & New York – Routledge 2017: 9-21.

‘Stoicism and Platonism in “Arius Didymus”’, in T. Engberg-Pedersen (ed.) From Stoicism to Platonism. The Development of Philosophy, 100 BCE – 100 CE. CUP, 2017: 80-99.

‘Text and wisdom in the Letter of Aristeas’, in B. Chrubasik and D. King (eds.) Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean. OUP, 2017: 155-176.

‘Bodily and external goods in relation to happiness’, in. W.W. Fortenbaugh (ed.) Arius Didymus on Peripatetic Ethics, Household Management, and Politics. Routledge, forthcoming 2018.


Upcoming events

Aesop's Forest: The Owl and the Grasshopper

Apr 04, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Art Blast

Apr 05, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

J.H Gray Lectures 2018

May 08, 2018

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Senior Research Fellowship, All Souls College, Oxford

Feb 28, 2018

The Faculty congratulates Dr Lucia Prauscello, Reader in Greek Literature and Language, on her appointment to a Senior Research Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford.

Fixed-Term University Lectureship in Classics (Classical Linguistics and Comparative Philology)

Feb 09, 2018

Details of how to apply for this fixed-term post are available online. Closing date 7 March 2018.

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Feb 08, 2018

Dr Galanakis has been elected to a regular membership of The Archaeological Society at Athens, the oldest archaeological organisation in Greece established in 1837.

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