Despina Moraitou

Dr. Philology of University of Cologne, Dr. Psychology of University of Athens, Teaching Staff at the Department of Psychology at Panteion University, Author

Dr. Despina Moraitou studied classical philology at the Department of Philology of the University of Athens. She continued with postgraduate studies in classical philology, philosophy and pedagogy at the University of Cologne as a scholar of the State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y.). She holds a Phd degree in classical philology from the University of Cologne ; her thesis, Die Äußerungen des Aristoteles über Dichter und Dichtung außerhalb der Poetik, has been published by the B. G. Teubner (1994). She also holds a Phd degree in psychology from the University of Athens ; the title of her thesis is :Plato and Aristotle on the Psychological Effects of the Theatre in the Light of Modern Psychological Theories.

Dr. Moraitou has taught for many years in secondary education, at the University of Patras and at the Hellenic Open University. She has participated in many conferences, national and international, and has published articles on ancient Greek philology and on the history of psychology in antiquity. She has recently published her book “Art of living. Sophist Antiphon and psychology in Ancient Greece” (Gutenberg, 2016). Despina Moraitou is currently working as Laboratory teaching staff at the Department of Psychology, at Panteion University. Her subject is “philosophical and historical dimensions in psychology”.