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Vasileios Betsakos studied classical literature at AUTH. In his postgraduate studies, he studied the moral and political philosophy of Aristotle. His doctoral research focused on the reception of Aristotelian philosophy by Byzantine theology and philosophy.
He worked in Secondary Education from 1998 to 2021. From 2005 to 2015 he taught Philosophy and Classical Philology at AUTH as a contract employee (PD 407/80). For three years (2016-2019) he was a member of the Collaborating Scientific Staff of Hellenic Open University.
His research interests focus on Aristotelian philosophy (physics, ethics, politics). For the past two years, he has been studying the political discourse of ancient Greek writers, in the context of writing a study of the same title.
The main publications of Vassilios Betsakos are:
1. Στάσις ἀεικίνητος. The renovation of the Aristotelian movement in the theology of Maximus the Confessor, Armos, Athens 2006.
2. Soul therefore Life. The apophatic character of the Aristotelian theory of the soul, Armos, Athens 2007.
3. Aristotle. Physics. Vol. 3. Introduction, Translation, Comments, Zitros, Thessaloniki 2008-2016.
4. Aristotle. Magna Moralia. Introduction, Translation, Comments, Zitros, Thessaloniki 2010.
5. Aristotle’s Peripatoi. The survival of Aristotelian teaching in Late Antiquity, Byzantium, the Arab tradition, the Medieval West and the Ottoman Empire, Armos, Athens 2014.
6. Aristotle. Logic, Physics, Ethics-Politics, Rhetoric-Poetry, Metaphysics-Ontology-Theology, Armos, Athens 2014.
7. Τέλος Ἄριστον. 33 emblematic Aristotle’s texts, Armos, Athens 2014.
8. Aristotle. Eudemian Ethics. Introduction, Translation, Comments, Zitros, Thessaloniki 2018.
9. Maximos the Confessor, 400 Chapters On Love, Introduction, Translation, Comments, Zitros, Thessaloniki 2019.
10. Ancient Greek (Philosophical Logos), Axes of didactics and interpretation, Patakis, Athens 2020.