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At a certain point I was born in Athens, and grew up in north-eastern Greece, in Xanthi, Thrace. I studied philosophy in Thessaloniki, Brussels, Oslo and Princeton. I am a Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, in the University of Oslo.

Late antique Metaphysics, Cosmology, and the early Christian philosophical tradition with an emphasis on their interaction, are among my main research interests. I attempt to approach early Christian and Byzantine philosophical tradition as a continuation of the Greek thought.

My doctoral dissertation is a study of a rather neglected subject in late ancient thought, both pagan and Christian, that of ἐπιτηδειότης (aptitude).
Currently I am working on revising my dissertation, while at the same time I am co-editing, together with Lars Fredrik Janby, Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson, and Torstein Theodor Tollefsen, the anthology Platonism and Christian thought in Late Antiquity, that will appear in the Routledge series Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity early this summer. (London: Routledge 2019).

I love playing violin, and I am Cantor in the Greek Orthodox Church in Oslo, the Parish of the Annunciation of the Mother of God, where I have some good students whom I teach Byzantine music.