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Areas of specialisation and competence

  • Area of Specialisation: Ancient Philosophy
  • Areas of Competence: Conceptions of the Afterlife, Myth, Aesthetics, Ethics

Employment

  • 2016-present      Durham University
                               Junior Research Fellow
                               The Department of Ancient History and Classics
                               Project Title: Immortality in the Symposium: Plato's Appropriation of Established Traditions
                               of Post-Mortem Fate

EDucation

  • 2011-2015         The University of Sydney
                              PhD, Department of Philosophy
                              Title: The Memory of Virtue: Immortality and Kleos in Plato's Symposium
                              Supervisors: Prof. Rick Benitez, Prof. Paul Thom, Assoc. Prof. Julia Kindt
                              Examiners: Prof. Catherine Collobert (Ottawa), Prof. Gerard Nadday (York), Prof. Gabriel
                              Richardson Lear (Chicago)
     
  • 2008-2010         The University of Sydney
                              MPhil, Department of Philosophy
                              Title: The Rites of Love: A Discussion of Platonic Eros with particular reference to the Scala
                             
    Amoris passage of Plato's Symposium
                              Supervisors: Prof. Rick Benitez, Assoc. Prof. John Grumley
                              Examiners: Prof. Paul Woodruff (Texas), Dr. Frisbee Sheffield (Cambridge)
     
  • 2003-2006         The University of Sydney
                              BA (Hons I) in Philosophy, minor in Linguistics
                              Honours Thesis Title:  Art as Process: On Definitions of Art

publications

  • (forthcoming), 'The Afterlife in Homer', The Homer Encyclopedia, eds Corrine Pache et al, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, (contracted 3/8/2017).
  • (forthcoming), 'Aristophanes' Hiccups and Pausanias' Sophistry in Plato's Symposium', Arethusa, (accepted 14/12/2016).
  • 2016, 'Extensions for the House of Hades', Reflections on Plato's Poetics: Essays from Beijing, eds Rick Benitez and Keping Wang, Australia, Academic Printing and Publishing, pp. 55-63.
  • 2015, 'Scaling the Ladder: Why the Final Step of the Lover's Ascent is a Generalizing Step', Plato Journal: The Journal of the International Plato Society, Vol. 15, pp. 95-106.
  • 2013, 'The Greatest Hop of All: Aristophanes on Mortal Nature in Plato's Symposium', Classical Quarterly, Vol. 63, No. 2, pp. 567-79
  • 2013, 'The Memory of Virtue: Achieving Immortality in Plato's Symposium', Classical Quarterly, Vol. 63, No. 2, pp. 543-57.
  • 2012, 'The Dual-Role Philosophers: An Exploration of a Failed Relationship', in Alcibiades and the Socratic Lover-Educator, eds Marguerite Johnson and Harold Tarrant, London, Bristol Classical Press, pp. 107-18.
  • 2010, 'The Philosopher's Stories: The Role of Myth in Plato's Pedagogy', European Legacy, Vol. 15, No. 7, pp. 843-53.

Works in progress

  • 'Plato: Legacy and Immortality' (invited contribution for the forthcoming publication, The Pursuit of Wisdom: Cultivation and Philosophy in Ancient China and Greece, eds Rick Benitez, Hyun Jin Kim, and Karyn Lai)
  • 'No Short Cut to Wisdom: Suicide in Plato's Phaedo' (draft article)
  • 'Plato and the Gnomic Utterance' (invited contribution for the forthcoming publication, Inspired Voices: Plato and the Attitude of Authority, eds Rick Benitez and Julia Kindt)
  • 'Shooting off Riddles: Theodorus on the Heraclitean part in Plato's Theaetetus' (draft article)
  • 'Raising the Dead: The Eschatology of Heraclitus B.36' (draft article)

Reviews

Teaching

Course Co-ordinating

  • Hellenistic Philosophy (2015) - University of Sydney (USYD)
  • Philosophy of Happiness (2015-16) - USYD
  • The Classical Mind (2011-14) - USYD
  • Greek Philosophy (2013) - University of Wollongong
  • The Presocratic Philosophers (2012) - USYD

Lecturing

  • Early Greek Philosophy (2016-17) - Durham University
  • Philosophy of Happiness (2015-16) - USYD
  • Hellenistic Philosophy (2015) - USYD
  • The Classical Mind (2010-14)
  • Greek Philosophy (2013) - University of Wollongong
  • The Presocratic Philosophers (2012) - USYD
  • Science and Ethics (2008) - USYD
  • Bioethics (2008) - USYD

Tutoring

  • Philosophy and Psychiatry (2016) - USYD
  • Philosophy of Happiness (2014-16) - USYD
  • Hellenistic Philosophy (2015) - USYD
  • The Classical Mind (2010-14)
  • Greek Philosophy (2013) - University of Wollongong
  • The Presocratic Philosophers (2012)
  • Ethics (2009) - University of Notre Dame, Sydney
  • Society, Knowledge, and Self (2009) - USYD
  • Reality, Ethics, and Beauty (2008) - USYD
  • Science and Ethics (2008) - USYD
  • Bioethics (2008) - USYD

Conferences Organised

  • with Dr. George Gazis, Aspects of Death and the Afterlife in Greece and Beyond, Durham University, 7th-9th July 2017. Keynote Speakers: Prof. Radcliffe Edmonds III and Prof. Douglas Davies.

Selected conferences and Presentations

  • 2017, 'No Short Cut to Wisdom: Suicide in Plato's Phaedo', 12th International Conference on Greek Research, Flinders University, 23rd-24th June.
  • 2016, 'My, How Death Becomes You! or Cultivation, Death, and Immortality in Plato's Symposium', In Pursuit of Wisdom: Ancient Chinese and Greek Perspectives on Cultivation, University of New South Wales, 15th-18th January.
  • 2015, 'Aristophanes' Hiccups and Pausanias' Sophistry in Plato's Symposium', 11th International Conference on Greek Research, Flinders University, 26th-28th June.
  • 2014, 'The Fragments of Heraclitus: Dynamic Wisdom and the Good Life', The Pursuit of Wisdom: Ancient Greek and Chinese Philosophy and Literature, University of New South Wales, 27th-28th November.
  • 2013, 'Scaling the Ladder: Why the Final Step of the Lover's Ascent is a Generalizing Step', International Plato Society X Symposium Platonicum: Symposium, Pisa, Italy, 15th-20th July.
  • 2012, 'Navigating the Depths: Dynamic Wisdom and the Flux of Thought in Heraclitus', The Australasian Society for Classical Studies 33rd Annual Conference, Monash University, 5th-9th February.
  • 2011, 'Immortal Virtue: Inspiration and Memory in Plato's Symposium', Inspired Voices Research Cluster, University of Sydney, 27th October.
  • 2011, 'Seminar Series: Empedocles' Purifications', Inspired Voices Research Cluster, University of Sydney, 9th June-28th July.
  • 2011, 'Scaling the Ladder: Plato on Eros in the Symposium', Blackheath Philosophy Forum, Blackheath, 28th May.
  • 2011, 'Immortal Fame: Plato on Immortality in the Symposium', Postgraduate Philosophers' Seminar, University of Sydney, 7th March.
  • 2011, 'Seminar Series: Heraclitus on Immortality', Inspired Voices Research Cluster, University of Sydney, 8th-22nd February.
  • 2011, 'The Greatest Hop of All: Aristophanes on Mortal Nature in Plato's Symposium', The Australasian Association of Philosophy Annual Conference, University of Aukland, 24th-27th January.
  • 2010, 'The Memory of Virtue: Achieving Immortality through Inspiration in Plato's Symposium', The Australasian Association of Philosophy Annual Conference, University of New South Wales, 4th-9th July.
  • 2010, 'The Aesthetic Element of Ethical Behaviour in Sergio Leone's For a Few Dollars More', Russellian Society, University of Sydney, 13th May.
  • 2009, 'The Philosopher's Stories: The Role of Myth in Plato's Pedagogy, The Australasian Postgraduate Annual Conference, Macquarie University, 15th-17th April.
  • 2008, 'The Dual-Role Philosophers: A Mutual Relationship of becoming-towards-Being', Socrates, Alcibiades, and the Divine Lover& Educator, University of Newcastle, 4th-6th December.
  • 2007, 'An Examination of Categories and Claims in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit', Kantian and Post-Kantian Interest Group, University of Sydney, 4th October.

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2013                   Excellence in Teaching (Practice) Award, Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney
  • 2013                   Postgraduate Research Support Scheme Award, Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney
  • 2015, 2012 x2    Lucy Firth Prize for Meritorious Performance, Department of Philosophy, University of
    2011, 2010         Sydney
  • 2011-14              Australian Postgraduate Award, Commonwealth Government of Australia

Administration

  • 2012                   Research Assistant and Manuscript Editor for Assoc. Prof. Julia Kindt for her project:
                               Rethinking Greek Religion, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of
                               Sydney
  • 2011-13              Administrative Assistant for the Inspired Voices Research Cluster, Faculty of Arts and
                               Social Sciences Collaborative Research Scheme, University of Sydney
  • 2010                   Research Assistant and Manuscript Editor for De. Sebastiana Nervegna for her project:
                               Menander in Antiquity: The Contexts of Reception, Department of Classics and Ancient
                               History, University of Sydney

Journal Referee

  • The Classical Review (Cambridge)
  • Antithesis (University of Melbourne)
  • Antichthon (Journal of the Australasian Association of Philosophy)

Memberships

  • The Classical Association
  • The Australasian Association of Philosophy
  • The Australasian Society for Classical Studies
  • The International Plato Society

Languages

  • English
  • Ancient Greek

Academic referees

  • Prof. Rick Benitez
    Department of Philosophy
    University of Sydney
    Rick.Benitez@sydney.edu.au
     
  • Prof. Gabriel Richardson Lear
    Department of Philosophy
    University of Chicago
    glear@chicago.edu
     
  • Prof. Harold Tarrant
    Department of Classics
    Conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle and Cambridge University
    Harold.Tarrant@newcastle.edu.au
     
  • Assoc. Prof. Julia Kindt
    Department of Classics and Ancient History
    University of Sydney
    Julia.Kindt@sydney.edu.au