Kouremenos Theokritos


Rank: 
Professor
Tel.: 
2310 997237
Fax: 
2310 997009
Office: 
209 n.b.
Office Hours: 
Thursday 17.30-18.30, Friday 13.00-14.00

Theokritos Kouremenos studied Classics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (BA 1989) and Ohio State University, USA (MA 1992, PhD 1995). He taught Classics at University of Crete, Greece (1996-1998). In 1999 he was appointed assistant professor of Greek at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He was promoted to associate professor in 2006 and to professor in 2013.

His research interests include Greek philosophy and science.

He is the author of articles and four books, Aristotle on Mathematical Infinity (Palingenesia 58, 1995, Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart), The Proportions in Aristotle’s Phys. 7.5 (Palingenesia 76, 2002, Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart), Aristotle's de Caelo Γ. Introduction, Translation and Commentary (Palingenesia 100, 2013, Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart) and Heavenly Stuff: The constitution of the celestial objects and the theory of homocentric spheres in Aristotle's cosmology (Palingenesia 96, 2010, Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart). He also co-authored the edition with commentary of the Derveni papyrus (Th. Kouremenos, G.M. Parássoglou, K. Tsantsanoglou, The Derveni Papyrus. Edited with Introduction and Commentary [Studi e Testi per il Corpus dei Papiri Filosofici 13, 2006, Leo S. Olschki, Florence]).

Courses
Code No Title Credits Classroom
GREEK 106 PHILOSOPHY 5 ECTS
GREEK 144 GREEK SEMINAR II (prose) 6 ECTS
GREEK 157 PHILOSOPHY 6 ECTS
GREEK 158 SCIENTIFIC SCHOLARSHIP 6 ECTS

CURRICULUM VITAE

Theokritos kouremenos

Professor of Greek

School of Philosophy

Faculty of Letters

Department of Classics

GR-541 24 Thessaloniki

School of Philosophy New Building, office 209

phone: +2310 99 7637

fax: +2310 99 7009

email: koure@lit.auth.gr

 

RESEARCHINTERESTS

• Greek philosophy

• Greek science

 

EDUCATION

1985-1989 B.A. in Classics, Department of Classics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

1990-1992 MA, Department of Classics, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH

1992-1995 PhD, Department of Classics, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH

 

PhD Dissertation: Aristotle on Mathematical Infinity.The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 1995

 

PUBLICATIONS

I. BOOKS

Aristotle on Mathematical Infinity (Palingenesia 58, 1995, Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart).

The Proportions in Aristotle’s Phys. 7.5 (Palingenesia 76, 2002, Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart).

Heavenly Stuff: The constitution of the celestial objects and the theory of homocentric spheres in Aristotle's cosmology (Palingenesia 96, 2010, Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart).

Aristotle's de Caelo Γ. Introduction, Translation and Commentary (Palingenesia 100, 2013, Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart)

Th. Kouremenos, G.M. Parássoglou, K. Tsantsanoglou, The Derveni Papyrus. Edited with Introduction and Commentary (Studi e Testi per il Corpus dei Papiri Filosofici 13, 2006, Leo S. Olschki, Florence).

II. ARTICLES

“Mathematical Rigor and the Origin of the Exhaustion Method”, Centaurus 39 (1997), 230-252.

“Aristotle on Syllogistic and Mathematics”, Philologus 142 (1998), 220-240.

“Aristotle’s Argument Against the Possibility of Motion in the Vacuum (Phys. 215b19-216a11)”, Wiener Studien 115 (2002), 79-110.

“Aristotle on Geometric Perfection in the Physical World”, Mnemosyne (ser. 4) 56 (2003), 463-479.

“Aristotle’s Argument in Cael. 1.3-4 for the Indestructibility of Aether and Eudoxus’ Theory of Homocentric Spheres”, Classica et Mediaevalia 54 (2003), 157-184.

“Why does Plato’s element theory conflict with mathematics (Arist. Cael. 299a2–6)?”, Rheinisches Museum 146 (2003), 328-345.

“Solid Geometry, Astronomy and Constructions in Plato’s Republic”, Philologus 148 (2004), 34-49.

“Aristotle’s argument against the parallel between the Timaeus cosmogony and geometric διαγράμματα (Cael. 279b32-280a2)”, Wiener Studien 118 (2005), 49-65.

"The tradition of the Delian problem and its origins in the Platonic corpus", Trends in Classics 3 (2011), 341-64 

"Oenopides of Chios and the Derveni papyrus", Rheinisches Museum 154 (2011), 241-55