Alex Petkas


Hypatia of Alexandria

Alex Petkas is a classicist by training, specializing in the literary and political activities of Platonist philosophers of late antiquity.  He holds a BA from Trinity University and a PhD from Princeton University.  He has published widely on Greek literature and philosophy, including classical Athenian oratory, and late Roman court rhetoric.  He co-edited the volume "Hypatia of Alexandria" (Mohr Siebeck, 2020) with Dawn LaValle.  His dissertation research was on Hypatia of Alexandria and her student Syne.

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