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Panchenko Dmitri

Associate Professor at the Department of Problems of Interdisciplinary Synthesis in the Field of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ph.D. in History (kandidat nauk)

Born in St.Petersburg, March 17, 1956. Educated at St.Petersburg State University, Department of Greek and Roman History (1973-1978) and Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences, post-graduate school (1979-1982).1984: Ph.D. in history from Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences; dissertation topic: “Literary Sources of Tommaso Campanella’s City of the Sun”.

1982-1993 – researcher at the Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences, St.Petersburg.

Since 1990 – teacher of history at St.Petersburg Classical High School.

1991-1992 – post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University, Department of  Sociology.

1993-1994 – fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington D.C.

1994-1996 – Editor-in-Chief of Hyperboreus: Studia Classica (since 1997 one of the co-editors).

1997-1998 – fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at University of Konstanz.

2002 Spring semester – teaching at Bard College.

20080-2010 – fellow at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.

Since 1999– Associate Professor at Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St.Petersburg State University.

Books

  • The Diffusion of Ideas in the Ancient World. St.Petersburg: St.Petersburg State University. 2013 (in Russian).
  • Plato and Atlantis. Leningrad: Academy of Sciences, Nauka, 1990 (in Russian)

Articles in journals / contributions to books in English

  • Anaximenean Astronomy in the Light of Chinese Parallels. In: Tsinghua Studies in Western Philosophy. 2015. Vol.1. No.2. P.429-460.
  • The Discovery of the Historical Past: A Comparison of Ancient and Modern Approaches to History. In: Петербургский исторический журнал. 2014. No1. P.190-196.
  • Classics and Cultural Resistance to the Soviet Regime. In: Classics and Communism. Greek and Latin behind the Iron Curtain. Ljubljana; Budapest; Warsaw, 2013. P.37-42. 
  • Scandinavian Background of Greek Mythic Cosmography: The Sun’s Water Transport. In: Hyperboreus. 2012. No.18. P.5-20.
  • Social Framework of Early Theoretical Science. In:The Ideals of Joseph Ben-David. The Scientist’s Role and Centers of Learning Revisited. Ed. by L. Greenfeld. New Brunswick; New York, 2012. P.45-57.
  • Foreword to Dirk L. Couprie. In: Heaven and Earth in Ancient Greek Cosmology. XVII. New York, 2011.
  • Die Milesier: Thales, herausgegeben von Georg Wöhrle, mit einem Beitrag von Gotthard Strohmaier (Berlin: De Gruyter 2009). In: Classical World. 2011, 104. No.3. P.369-370.
  • Mice Destroying an Army (Hdt. 2. 141) and a Solution of the Tocharian Problem. In: Hyperboreus. 2010/2011, 16/17. P.32-45.
  • The Cultural Florescence of Fifth-Century Athens in Comparative Perspective, in Il quinto secolo. In: Studi di filosofia antica in onore di Livio Rossetti, a cura di Stefania Giombini e Flavia Marcacci. 2010. P.215-227.
  • Parmenides, the Nile and the Circumnavigation of Africa by the Phoenicians. In: Libyae lustrare extrema. Homenaje al Prof. Jehan Desanges. Sevilla, 2008. P.189-194.
  • Solar Light and the Symbolism of the Number Seven. In: Hyperboreus. 2006, 12. P.21-36.
  • Scylax of Caryanda on the Bosporus and the Strait at the Pillars. In: Hyperboreus. 2005, 11. No.2. P.170-178.
  • The Cosmos as Discovered by Philosophy. In: Kosmos. 2004. No.84. P.20-21.
  • Scylax' Circumnavigation of India and Its Interpretation in Early Greek Geography, Ethnography and Cosmography, II. In: Hyperboreus. 2003, 9. No.2. P.274-294.
  • The City of the Branchidae and the Question of Greek Contribution to the Intellectual History of India and China. In: Hyperboreus. 2002, 8. No.2. P.244-255.
  • Scylax in Philostratus’ Life of Apollonius of Tyana. In: Hyperboreus 2002, 8. No.1. P.5-12.
  • Eudemus Fr. 145 Wehrli and the Ancient Theories of Lunar Light., in: István Bodnár, William W. Fortenbaugh, eds., Eudemus of Rhodes. In: Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities. 2002. No.11. P.323-336.
  • Aristarchus of Samos on the Apparent Sizes of the Sun and Moon. In: Antike Naturwissenschaft und ihre Rezeption. 2001. No.11. P.23-29.
  • Anaximander, Hecataeus and Dionysius on the Mycenaean Script. In: Hyperboreus. 2000, 6. No.2. P.4180-4200.
  • Democritus’ Trojan Era and the Foundations of Early Greek Chronology. In: Hyperboreus 2000, 6. No.1. P.31-78.
  • On Copernicus' Success and Aristarchus' Failure. In: Antike Naturwissenschaft und ihre Rezeption. 2000. No.10. P.97-105.
  • The Dark-Skinned and Wooly-Haired Kolchoi (Hdt. 2. 104 f.). In: Hyperboreus 1999, 5. No.2. P.341-345.
  • The Shape of the Earth in Archelaus, Democritus and Leucippus. In: Hyperboreus. 1999, 5. Facs 1. P.22-39.
  • Recent Soviet Studies on the History of Ancient Medicine. In: Society for Ancient Medicine and Pharmacy Newsletter. 1990. No.19.
  • Who found the Zodiac? In: Antike Naturwissenschaft und ihre Rezeption. 1999. No.9. P.33-44.
  • The Perpetual Darkness of the Cimmerians: An Explanation. In: Hyperboreus.1998. Vol.2. No.4. P.396-398.
  • Scylax' Circumnavigation of India and Its Interpretation in Early Greek Geography, Ethnography and Cosmography, I. In: Hyperboreus. 1998. Vol.4. No.2. P.211-242.
  • Anaxagoras’ Argument Against the Sphericity of the Earth. In: Hyperboreus. 1997, 3. No.1. P.175-178.
  • Aoidos aner, Aegisthus and Clytemnestra. In: Hyperboreus. 1996. Vol.2. No.2. P.178-182.
  • Thales’s Prediction of a Solar Eclipse. In: Journal for the History of Astronomy. 1994. No.25. P.275-288.
  • Genesis pantessi: The Iliad 14. 201 and 14. 246 Reconsidered. In: Hyperboreus. 1994. Vol.1. No.1. P.183-186.
  • Homoios and homoiotes in Anaximander and Thales, with an Appendix: The Stability of the Earth "Because of the Equidistance" in the Epicurus’ On Nature. In: Hyperboreus. 1994. No.1. Vol.1. P.28-55.
  • Thales and the Origin of Theoretical Reasoning. In: Configurations. 1993. Vol.1. No.3. P.387-414.
  • Recent Soviet Studies on the History of Ancient Medicine. In: Society for Ancient Medicine and Pharmacy Newsletter, 1990. No.19.

Articles in journals / contributions to books in languages other than English or Russian

  • Thales de Milet. In: Dictionnaire des philosophes antiques. Paris. 2016. T.6. P.771-793.
  • The City of the Branchidae and the Question of Greek Contribution to the Intellectual History of India and China. In: Tsinghua Studies in Western Philosophy. 2015. Vol.1. No.2. P.397-428 (in Chinese).
  • Anassagora. In: Dizionario delle scienze e delle tecniche di Grecia e Roma / Paola Radici Colace, Silvio M. Medaglia, Livio Rossetti, Sergio Sconocchia (ed.). Pisa; Roma: Fabrizio Serra editore, 2010. Vol.1. P.105-106.
  • Anassimandro // Dizionario delle scienze e delle tecniche di Grecia e Roma / Paola Radici Colace, Silvio M. Medaglia, Livio Rossetti, Sergio Sconocchia (ed.). Pisa; Roma: Fabrizio Serra editore, 2010. Vol.1. P.106-108 (with Livio Rossetti).
  • Anassimene // Dizionario delle scienze e delle tecniche di Grecia e Roma / Paola Radici Colace, Silvio M. Medaglia, Livio Rossetti, Sergio Sconocchia (ed.). Pisa, Roma: Fabrizio Serra editore, 2010. Vol.1, P.108-109 (with Livio Rossetti).
  • Senofane // Dizionario delle scienze e delle tecniche di Grecia e Roma / Paola Radici Colace, Silvio M. Medaglia, Livio Rossetti, Sergio Sconocchia (ed.) Pisa; Roma: Fabrizio Serra editore, 2010. Vol.2, P.917-919.

 

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