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Faculty of Classics

Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics, Logic, History of Logic, Theory of Argumentation, Epistemology, Scepticism, Music, History of Music


Key publications: 


  • Alexander of Aphrodisias On Aristotle: Topics, Book 3. Introduction, translation and notes. Ancient Commentators on Aristotle, Bloomsbury: London/NY/Oxford/New Delhi/Sydney 2021. (link)
  • Alexander of Aphrodisias On Aristotle: Topics, Book 2. Introduction, translation and notes, Ancient Commentators on Aristotle, Bloomsbury: London/NY/Oxford/New Delhi/Sydney 2020. (link)
  • Aristotle, Metaphysics Book Iota. Introduction, translation and commentary, Clarendon Press: Oxford 2018. (link)
  • Aristotele, Fisica IV. Introduzione, traduzione e commento, Carocci: Roma 2012. (link)
  • Problems and Paradigms of Unity. Aristotle’s Accounts of the One, International Aristotle Studies 6, Academia Verlag: Sankt Augustin 2010. (link)

In progress:

  • Training the Mind for Truth: Philosophy of Logic in Antiquity and Late Antiquity
  • Alexander of Aphrodisias On Aristotl : Topics, Book 4, in preparation for Ancient Commentators on Aristotle, Bloomsbury,


  • Alexander of Aphrodisias and Aristotle’s Topics. A Handbook for the gumnasia of the rational sou, forthcoming in A.M. Mora Marquez and G.Fernandez Walker (eds.), Revisiting Medieval Dialectic, Springer.
  • Alexander and Adverbs, forthcoming in «Philosophie Antique» 2023 (Special Issue).
  • Ideas destroy the Platonists’ Principles: de ideis 87.1-88.2 et 97.27-98.24 (forthcoming in M. Crubellier - L. Gazziero (éd.), Le Peri ideôn d’Aristote, Louvain-la-neuve, Peeters).
  • Aristotle’s Categories. Oxford Bibliographies Online. (last modification Feb. 2020) (link)
  • Alexander of Aphrodisias and Musical Models for Ontological Enquiries, in F. Pelosi and F. Petrucci (eds.), Music and Philosophy in the Roman Empire, Cambridge University Press 2020, pp. 85-107.
  • Metaph. Iota 2: Between Aristotle and the Pythagoreans on Measurement and Ontological Analsis, in G. Giardina (ed.), To Metron. Sur la notion de mesure dans la philosophie d’Aristote, Vrin 2020, pp. 171-182.
  • Disentangling Defining and Demonstrating: Notes on An. Post. II 3-7, in L. Angioni and B. Zuppolini (eds.), Aristotle’s Theory of Demonstration and its Logical and Metaphysical Entanglements, Manuscrito 42.4 (special issue) 2019, pp. 243-281.
  • Aristotle, Phys. I 3, in D. Quarantotto (ed.), Aristotle, Physics I, Cambridge University Press 2018, pp. 82-105.
  • Alexander on Aristotle, APr I 31, Division and Syllogistic, «Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale» XXVI, 2015, pp. 33-54.
  • Phthonos: pathos, ēthos, Perception of Desert and the Place of Envy in Rhet. II, in B. Centrone (ed.), La Retorica di Aristotele e la dottrina delle passioni, Pisa University Press 2015, pp. 221-248.
  • Alexander of Aphrodisias: Methodological Issues and Argumentative Strategies between Ethical Problems and Commentary on the Topics, in M. Bonelli (ed.), Le questioni etiche di Alessandro d’Afrodisia, Bibliopolis 2014, pp. 19-42.
  • Collections of Topoi and the Structure of Aristotle’s Τopics. Notes on an Ancient Debate (Aristotle, Theophrastus, Alexander and Themistius), «Antiquorum Philosophia» VII,  2013, pp. 65-91.
  • Universals, Particulars and Aristotle’s Criticism of Plato’s Forms, in R.Chiaradonna-G.Galluzzo (eds.), Universals in Ancient Philosophy, Edizioni della Scuola Normale 2013, pp. 139-184.
  • Manifestazioni somatiche e fisiologia delle ‘affezioni dell’anima’ in ps. Arist., Problemata, in B. Centrone (ed.), Studi sui Problemata Physica aristotelici, «Elenchos» LVIII, 2011, pp. 239-274.
  • Greek, Arab and Latin Commentators on per se accidents of being qua being and the place of Aristotle, Met. Iota., «Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale» XXII, 2011, pp. 153-208.
  • Met. XII 7, 1072a27-b1: An Argument of Identity, «The British Journal for the History of Philosophy» XIX (5), 2011, pp. 837-848.
  • Matter, Necessity and the Middle Term in An.Post. B11, «Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale» XX, 2009, pp. 1-21.
  • Τὸ ἓν λέγεται πολλαχῶς. Questioni aristoteliche sui significati dell’uno, «Antiquorum Philosophia» II, 2008, pp. 189-215.
  • Plato and Aristotle on Universals and Definition by Division, «Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale», XVIII, 2007, pp. 21-35.
  • Note sulla nozione di δύναμις τοῦ ποεῖν καὶ τοῦ πάσχειν in Soph. 247d-e: alcuni spunti aristotelici «Elenchos» XXVII, 2007 fasc. ii, pp. 415-434.
  • Metaphysica Iota 6: alcuni aspetti dell’opposizione uno/molti, in B. Centrone (Ed.), Il Libro Iota (X) della Metafisica di Aristotele, International Aristotle Studies 4, Academia Verlag, Sankt Augustin 2005, pp. 139-156.
  • Individuation and Metaphysics Z 15, «Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale» XIV, 2003, pp. 1-26.


  • ‘Pyrrhonism, Rationality, and Sophisms’ (submitted for a volume on Sextus on logic edited by M. Veres and K. Ierodiakonou)
  • ‘Aristotle on ‘the other Principles’, the Opposites, and Plato’s Sophist’ (submitted for a volume on the reception of Plato’s Sophist edited by R. Granieri, F. Fronterotta and K. Corcilius)

In progress:

  • Aristotle, Cat. 10-11’ (invited paper for the Symposium Aristotelicum on the Categories, Oslo 2022)
  • Aristotle, Met. IV 2’ (invited paper for the Symposium Aristotelicum on Met. IV, Geneva 2024)
  • ‘Aristotle’s understanding of deduction in the Topics: sources of compulsion in Top. II-VII’
  • ‘Dealing with “all sullogismoi”: traces of an early logical project in Aristotle’s Rhetoric and Topics’ (with Christof Rapp)
  • ‘Rhetorical sullogismoi: Dialectic and Rhetoric on Enthymemes’ (in preparation for a volume on Aristotle’s Rhetoric, edited by L. Viidebaum and P. Destrée, CUP).
  • ‘Essence, Definition, Addition, Subtraction and Sameness in Aristotle, Met. Z 4-6’
Other publications: 

Reviews and Commentaries

  • A. Falcon, Aristotelismo. (Piccola Biblioteca Einaudi. Mappe 65.) Pp. x + 150. Turin: Giulio Einaudi, 2017. Paper, €18. ISBN: 978-88-06-23112-5, The Classical Review, Volume 68 / Issue 2, 2018, pp. 369 – 371.
  • R. Mayhew (ed.) _ The Aristotelian Problemata Physica. Philosophical and Scientific Investigations _ (Philosophia Antiqua 139.) Pp. xvi + 467, ills. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2015. Cased, €168, US$218. ISBN:978-90-04-28085-4, The Classical Review, Volume 66 / Issue 2, 2016, pp. 369-371.
  • R. Bodéüs & A. Stevens, Aristote: Métaphysique, Livre Delta. Pp. 235. Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, 2014. Paper, €18. ISBN: 978-2-7116-2496-6, The Classical Review, Volume 66 / Issue 1, 2016, pp. 64-66.
  • V. Harte, “Plato on Parts and whole”, and the philosophy of David Lewis (Commentary), in M. Carrara, R. Ciuni, G. Lando (eds.), Composition, Counterfactuals and Causation, «Humana Mente» 19, 2011, pp. 189-196.
  • J. Kirby, Aristotle’s Metaphysics: Form, Matter and Identity, Continuum International Publishing Group (2009), «The British Journal for the History of Philosophy», 2010, pp. 941-943.
  • E. Halper, One and Many in Aristotle’s Metaphysics Alpha-Delta, Parmenides publishing (2008), «Elenchos» XXX, 2009, fasc. I, pp. 177-187.
Assistant Professor in Classics (Greek and Roman Philosophy)
Fellow in Ancient Philosophy, Clare Hall
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