Christian Vassallo

Visit Dates: 2018-19

University of Calabria, Italy

Research Interests
  • Philology
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Law
  • Classics

Prof. Christian Vassallo, Distinguished Visiting US-Italian Fulbright Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame (IN, USA), studied Classics and Philosophy at the University of Naples ‘Federico II'. After his PhD dissertation on Plato's Republic, he has specialized in Ancient Philosophy and Philosophcal Papyrology. He has studied, organized, and collaborated with scholars in the history of ancient philosophy at universities and institutes in Rome (CNR-ILIESI), Berlin, Heidelberg, Trier, Jena, Tübingen, Pisa, and Oxford. Recently, Prof. Vassallo has been organizing a series of 'Paideia' lectures on the history of ancient philosophy in collaboration with the Department of Literature, Philosophy, and Art History at the University of Rome 'Tor Vergata.' He currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultures, Education and Society (DiCES) at the University of Calabria (Cosenza), where he teaches Ancient Philosophy. Some of his most recent publications are: Physiologia: Topics in Presocratic Philosophy and Its Reception in Antiquity (= AKAN-Einzelschriften), Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2017; Plotino, La bellezza intelligibile (Enn. V 8 [31]): Introduzione, traduzione e commento, mit einem Vorwort von Ch. Horn (= Spudasmata), Hildesheim/Zürich/New York: Olms, 2019; Presocratics and Papyrological Tradition: A Philosophical Reappraisal of the Sources (= Studia Praesocratica), Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2019.