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 Academy of


Siberian Branch

Institute of Philosophy and Law   

Novosibirsk State University


Eugene V. Afonasin



I am a professor of Philosophy and Roman Law at Novosibirsk State University (Russia); I am also the head of the Centre for Ancient Philosophy and the Classical Tradition of the same university, and the editor of the Journal ΣΧΟΛΗ, associated with the Centre.

I was taught at Novosibirsk State University (B.Sc. in Physics), the Central European University (M.A. in Medieval Studies); studied (as a visiting student) ancient philosophy at the University of Oxford, and subsequently completed a Ph.D in The Institute of philosophy of Russian Academy of Sciences (1997) and a Dr.Sc. in St. Petersburg State University (2003).

My research interests include the Pythagorean Tradition and Platonism, esp. these taken in the contexts of exact and natural sciences in antiquity, medicine, and the history and philosophy of law. I studied the Pythagoreans, the Peripatetic school, the Middle Platonists and Neoplatonism, including Theophrastus, Heraclides of Pontus, Numenius of Apamea, Porphyry, Iamblichus, Proclus and Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, and published two books on Gnosticism (St. Petersburg, 2003 and 2007), a Russian translation of the Stromateis by Clement of Alexandria (St. Petersburg, 2003, in 3 vols.), a book on Heraclides of Pontus (St. Petersburg, 2020), and a series of articles; I have also published (with Anna Afonasina and Andrey Shchetnikov) The Neopythagoreans (Moderatus, Nicomachus, and Numenius in a Russian translation, St. Petersburg, 2015), Essays on Ancient Music (St. Petersburg, 2015), Essays on Ancient Medicine (St. Petersburg, 2017); and edited (with J. M. Dillon and J. Finamore) Iamblichus and the Foundation of Late Platonism (Leiden: Brill, 2012).


Publications are available at https://nsu-ru.academia.edu/EugeneAfonasin





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