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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities - Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

CV and Publications

 

Giouli Korobili studied Classical Philology and Philosophy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and at the University of Ioannina. In October 2017 she completed her PhD entitled “Centering on Life. Aristotle’s On Youth and Old Age, on Life and Death, on Respiration, chapters 1-6. Translation, commentary and interpretative essays” at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Philip van der Eijk. From November 2017 to December 2018 she worked as a Topoi Research Fellow (Area D2 – Mapping Body and Soul) on the project “Mapping the Vegetative Soul. Nutrition and Nutritive Soul in Aristotle and Aristotelianism”. She is currently a Research Fellow at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, working among others on the project “Biology meets Philosophy in Byzantium: Michael of Ephesus on Aristotle’s views of Life and Death”.

 

Research Interests

  • Greek medical and biological thought (esp. the Hippocratic writings, Pre-Socratic philosophers, Aristotle and Galen); distribution of knowledge on main physiological functions (such as nutrition, breathing or cooling) and the anatomical parts associated with them.
  • Ancient Philosophy (esp. Plato and Aristotle); theories of life and death in Greek and Roman thought.
  • Byzantine philosophy (esp. Michael of Ephesus) and the genre of commentary.
  • The Rhetoric and Rhetoricity of ancient texts.

 

Education

  • PhD, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Classical Philology), 2014-2017.
    Dissertation: Centering on Life. Aristotle's On Youth and Old Age, on Life and Death, on Respiration, ch. 1-6. Translation, commentary and interpretative essays
  • MA, University of Ioannina (Classical Philology), 2011-2014.
    Thesis: Aristotle on Death
  • BA, University of Athens (Classical Philology), 2003-2008.

 

Publications

Book in preparation
  • “Centering on Life. Aristotle’s On Youth and Old Age, on Life and Death, on Respiration, chapters 1-6. Translation, Commentary and Interpretive Essays”.
Peer-Reviewed Book-Chapters
(submitted)
  • “The Hippocratics and Aristotle on Concoction and Attraction of Food” in S. Kouloumentas – S. Stavrianeas (eds.) Philosophy and Medicine in Ancient Greece, Crete University Press. (in modern Greek)
  • “Aristotle on the Lungs and the Bellows-Lungs Analogy” in M. Gerolemou – G. Kazantzidis (eds.) Medicine and Mechanics in Classical Antiquity, CUP.
  • (with Dr. K. Stefou) “Medicine in Crisis: Plato’s Charmides on Philosophy as Holistic Medical Practice” in Ch. Thumiger (ed.) Ancient Holisms, CUP.
  • “Aristotle on the Role of Heat in Plant Life” in G. Korobili – R. Lo Presti (eds.) Nutrition and Nutritive Soul in Aristotle and Aristotelianism, De Gruyter series ‘Topics in ancient philosophy’.
  • “Gerund and Gerundivum in Latin Language” in D. Raios (ed.) Latin Language, Ioannina University Press. (in modern Greek)
(published)
  • “What do People Call Death? Aristotle’s Scientific Approach to a Natural Phenomenon” in Ch. Beneduce – D. Vincenti (eds.) Oeconomia Corporis. The Body’s Normal and Pathological Constitution at the Intersection of Philosophy and Medicine, Collana Mefisto supplement 7, 2018: 21-29, ISBN: 9788846751799.
  • „Ernährung, Leben und Gesundheit des beseelten Körpers“ in U. Kornmeier (ed.) Die Seele ist ein Oktopus. Antike Vorstellungen vom belebten Körper, Berlin-Ingolstadt: Exzellenzcluster TOPOI, Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité, Deutsches Medizinhistorisches Museum Ingolstadt, 2017: 72-79, ISBN: 978-3-9810220-8-7.
  • “Nutrition, Life and Health of the Ensouled Body” in Uta Kornmeier (ed.) The Soul is an Octopus. Ancient Ideas of Life and the Body, Berlin: Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité, Edition Topoi, 2016: 68-75, ISBN: 978-3-9817965-0-6.
  • “Indirect Speech in Ancient Greek Language” in D. Raios (ed.) Ancient Greek Language, vol. II, Ioannina: Ioannina University Press, 2013: 179-199, ISBN: 978-618-80764-2-6 (ISBN (set): 978-618-80764-0-2). (in modern Greek)
Edited Volume (in preparation)
  • (with Dr. R. Lo Presti) “Nutrition and Nutritive Soul in Aristotle and Aristotelianism”, De Gruyter series ‘Topics in ancient philosophy’.
 

Conference Paper

(invited)
  • 04/2018: “Concoction and Attraction in Aristotle’s Conception of Nutrition”, Philosophy and Medicine in Ancient Greece, org. by S. Kouloumentas – S. Stavrianeas, Patras. (in modern Greek)
  • 12/2017: “Aristotle’s Use of the Bellows-Lungs Analogy”, The Body as Machine in Antiquity: Towards an Early History of Iatromechanics, org. by M. Gerolemou – G. Kazantzidis, Nicosia.
  • 05/2017: “Comments on Mariska Leunissen’s Commentary on GA I 19-23”, Aristotle on Living Beings. The Generation of Animals, org. by I. Goy, Tübingen.
  • 03/2017: “Aristotle on the Role of Heat in Plant Life”, Nutrition and Nutritive Soul in Aristotle and Aristotelianism, org. by G. Korobili – R. Lo Presti, Berlin.
  • 01/2017: “Aristotle on the Heat in Plants: The Cases of Nutrition and Ripening”, 3rd Graduate Student workshop Berlin-Munich, org. by R. Roreitner – A. Ferro, Berlin.
  • 05/2016: “What do People Call Death? Aristotle’s Scientific Approach to a Natural Phenomenon”, Oeconomia Corporis. The Body’s Normal and Pathological Constitution at the Intersection of Philosophy and Medicine, org. By C. Beneduce – D. Vincenti, Florence.
(refereed)
  • 06/2017: (with Dr. S. Coughlin) “The Concept of ‘the Meantime’ in Aristotle: temporal indeterminacy and the body”, Somatic-Times. Understanding the Relations between Human Bodies and Conceptions of Time, org. by O. Lewis, L. Meoded Danon, Jerusalem.
  • 11/2012: “Self-Reference in the messenger’s speech in Aeschylus’ Persians”, 3rd Symposium of Postgraduate Students, org. by K. Stefou, Ioannina.
 

Grants and Awards

  • 01/2019 - 06/2019: Research Training Group (RTG 1939/1) Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
  • 11/2017 - 12/2018: Excellence Cluster Topoi Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
  • 10/2014 - 09/2017: Philosophy, Science and the sciences Doctoral Fellowship.
 

Conference Organisation

  • (with R. Lo Presti) International Conference Nutrition and Nutritive Soul in Aristotle and Aristotelianism, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 22-24 March 2017, Berlin.