Theofanis Tsiampokalos, PhD

ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7312-9759

Room: B 434
Tel.: 201-2361
Fax: 201-3948
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Vita

  • 10/2019–present: University of Trier, Institute of Classical Philology, Adjunct Lecturer.
  • 02/2019–01/2022: University of Trier, Institute of Classical Philology, Research Fellow (Wiss. Mitarbeiter).
  • 01/2022: Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań, Institute of Classical Philology, Visiting Lecturer.
  • 11/2019: Saint Petersburg State University, Institute of Classical Philology, Visiting Lecturer.
  • 12/2018: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, PhD in Ancient Greek Philology (Supervisor: Prof. D. Karadimas) | GPA: 10/10 (thesis awarded the Lysimachos Kaftanzoglou Prize 2019).
  • 10/2018–03/2019: University of Trier, Visiting Doctoral Student (Supervisor: Prof. G. Wöhrle).
  • 04/2017–09/2018: Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Visiting Doctoral Student (Supervisor: Prof. B. Zimmermann).
  • 08/2015–03/2017: University of Zurich, Visiting Doctoral Student (Supervisor: Prof. C. Riedweg).
  • 02/2015: Fondation Hardt (Vandoeuvres-Geneva), Visiting Researcher.
  • 10/2014–06/2015: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Classical Philology, Teaching Assistant.
  • 01/2014: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, MA in Ancient Greek Philology (Major), Latin Philology (Minor) | GPA: 9.97/10 (ranked 1st).
  • 05–07/2012: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Classical Philology, Research Assistant.
  • 08/2011: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, BA in Classics (Major), Linguistics (Minor), Byzantine and Modern Philology (Minor) | GPA: 7.58/10.
  • 02–04/2011: 3rd General Lyceum in Nea Ionia (Athens, Greece), Teaching Assistant (internship).

Research Interest

  • Rhetoric and Philosophy in Greece and Rome
  • Plutarch
  • Literature theory and Classics
  • Fragments
  • Reception and textual transmission of presocratic philosophy
  • Interactions between Greek and Roman culture and the climate

Honours, Awards and Grants

  • 01/2022: Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility Grant (Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań).
  • 10/2021: Conference organization grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in the context of the funding programme "Hochschuldialog mit Südeuropa" (main applicant: D. De Brasi; co-applicant: T. Tsiampokalos).
  • 11/2020: Lysimachos Kaftantzoglou Prize 2019 for an outstanding thesis.
  • 07–12/2020: Grant from the Rhineland-Palatinate research fund – Promotion of Regional Excellence, Funding Line 2 – Ideas and Structures (Project: Griechisches Kulturerbe in Trier).
  • 05/2020: Conference organization grant from the Graduate Centre of the University of Trier (together with F. Neuerburg and P. Wozniczka).
  • 04/2020: Conference organization grant from the University of Trier Chancellor's Fund (together with F. Neuerburg and P. Wozniczka).
  • 11/2019: Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility Grant (Saint Petersburg State University).
  • 05/2017–03/2018: Postgraduate Scholarship from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY).
  • 10/2017–02/2018: Erasmus+ Student Mobility Grant (Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg).
  • 08/2015–07/2016: Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Scholars and Artists.
  • 02/2015: Hardt Foundation Research Grant.
  • 11/2011–07/2015: Antonios Papadakis Award (for postgraduate studies).
  • 04/2010–09/2011: Antonios Papadakis Award (for undergraduate studies).

Projects

Conference Organisation

Publications

Books:

a. Author:

  • Πλούταρχος και ρητορική. Η θέαση της ρητορικής στο έργο του Πλουτάρχου και η σχέση της με την ηθική, την πολιτική και την εκπαίδευση (Parousia Monographs 81), Athens: Herodotos, 2022 [forthcoming].

b. Collaboration:

Articles:

Book Reviews:

Work in Progress:

Talks

  • "The Man behind Aeolus", Synergia: Colloquium for international doctoral students and postdocs in ancient studies at the University of Trier, Universität Trier (GER), May 13, 2022.
  • “Plutarch’s Dialog On the Cleverness of Animals Re-Assessed: A Treatise on Animal Intelligence or A Testimony of Academic Epistemology?”, invited lecture at the Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań, Institute of Classical Philology (PL), January 18, 2022.
  • “Plutarch in the Middle of a Conflict between Epictetus and Favorinus”, 12th International Congress of the International Plutarch Society, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw (PL)/Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (DK), September 2–5, 2021 (online via Zoom).
  • “Plutarch und die Rhetorik”, 3rd International Workshop on Classical Philology, St. Petersburg-Trier, University of Trier (GER), June 29, 2021.
  • Presentation of the project "Griechisches Kulturerbe in Trier" (together with S. Lauer), Semestereröffnung – Klassische Philologie, Universität Trier (GER), April 15, 2021.
  • Hosting of the conference “Fragmente einer fragmentierten Welt”, Universität Trier (GER), November 27–28, 2020.
  • “Hinter der Maske des Realistischen: Zur Rhetorik der ungeschminkten Darstellung römischer Macht bei Plutarch”, 49th Mittelrheinisches Symposion, Philipps-Universität Marburg (GER), January 24–25, 2020.
  • “Plutarch on Thin Ice: A Case Study on the Way Rhetoric Appears in Philosophical Contexts”, 2nd International Workshop on Classical Philology, St. Petersburg-Trier, State University of St. Petersburg (RUS), November 27, 2019.
  • “Hinter der Maske des Realistischen: Zur Rhetorik der ungeschminkten Darstellung römischer Macht bei Plutarch”, joint research colloquium in Classics – Universities of Zurich, Basel, Freiburg, Bern, and Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (GER), May 24, 2019.
  • “Plutarch defines Rhetoric, while playing with Pretexts (Praec. ger. reip. 801C–E)”, 11th International Congress of the International Plutarch Society, Universität Fribourg (SWITZ), May 10–13, 2017.
  • “Φιλοσοφία και ρητορική την εποχή της αυτοκρατορίας: μερικές παρατηρήσεις στο έργο του Πλουτάρχου”, invited lecture at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, MA Program “Rhetoric: Theory and Praxis” (GR), January 25,  2017.
  • Report on PhD project, 5th international congress of the GANPH, University of Zurich (SWITZ), September 7, 2016.
  • “A Trojan Horse for the Philosophy: The Case of Menemachus”, 1st AMPAPhil 2016, University of London: Senate house (UK), June 25, 2016.
  • “Der Kaiser und die Macht der Bilder - Die Ehrenbogen von Orange”, excursion of the institute for Classics at the University of Zurich in the Provence, City of Orange (FR), April 25, 2016.
  • “Τακτικές επίτευξης πολιτικής πειθούς από τον Πλούταρχο”, two invited lectures at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Classics (GR), March 28 and 31, 2016“.
  • “Rhetoric and Politics in Plutarch's Moralia”, doctoral workshop TuBa 5: Methoden und Konzepte als Herausforderung bei der Dissertation, University of Zurich (SWITZ), February 15, 2016.
  • “Plutarch and the Sophists: Re-Evaluating Plutarch's Relation to the Second Sophistic”, Basel–Zurich research colloquium, University of Zurich (SWITZ), October 6, 2015.
  • “Έρωτας και ρητορική: η εικόνα του σοφιστή και της σχέσης του με την κοινωνία στον Ερωτικό του Πλούταρχου”,  8th Athens Postgraduate Conference of the Faculty of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (GR), July 9, 2015.
  • “Οι απόψεις του Πλουτάρχου για τη σχέση ρητορικής και πολιτικής”, invited talk at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Classics (GR), May 6, 2015.
  • “Οι πραγματείες Περί της Αλεξάνδρου τύχης ή αρετής και η σχέση τους με τον Βίον Αλεξάνδρου του Πλουτάρχου”, invited talk at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Classcs (GR), April 30, 2015.
  • “Ο σοφιστής Γοργίας και ο πλατωνικός Γοργίας. Η εικόνα του σοφιστή στον ομώνυμο διάλογο του Πλάτωνα”, 7th Athens Postgraduate Conference of the Faculty of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (GR), May 17, 2013.

Media Appearances/Academic Outreach

  • radioeins of rbb (Berlin-Brandenburg’s public radio and television station), podcast "Die Profis" with Stephan Karkowsky, on 28/05/2022 at 10:40: Fake News im antiken Griechenland.

Teaching at the University of Trier

  • SS 2022: Greek Prose Composition 2
  • WS 2021/22: Greek Lit. 3/4 = Proseminar (Poetry): Theocritus
  • SS 2021: Greek Lit. 1 = Proseminar (Poetry): Hesiod, Theogony
  • WS 2020/21: Greek Lit. 3 = Proseminar (Prose): Theophrastus
  • SS 2020: Greek Lit. 1 = Proseminar (Poetry): Aeolic Lyric
  • WS 2019/20: Greek Lit. 1 = Achaic Poetry (Homer, Hesiod, Archilochus)

Professional Affiliations

  • Ausonius-Verein zur Förderung der Erforschung antiker Geschichte und Kultur durch die Universität Trier e.V.
  • Deutscher Altphilologenverband (DAV)
  • Gesellschaft für nützliche Forschungen zu Trier e.V. (GfNF)
  • International Plutarch Society (IPS)
  • The Classical Association (CA)

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