Chloe Balla

Associate Professor of Ancient Philosophy

Office: 010
Office hours: Thursday 15:30-17:30
Phone: 28310 77217
Printable CV (.pdf)

Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Department of Philosophy, 1996.
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania, Department of Classical Studies, 1993.
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania, Department of Philosophy, 1990.
  • B.A., Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Department of Philosophy, Psychology and Education, 1987.

Teaching and Research Experience

  • University of Crete, Spring 1998; Fall 2001-Spring 2004 (as an adjunct lecturer); Fall 2005 – Fall 2010; Spring 2011- present (undergraduate and graduate program).
  • Hellenic Open University, 2000-2001, 2002 - present.
  • College Year in Athens, Fall 1997/Spring and Fall 1998.
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1989-1991 (as a teaching assistant).


  • British School at Athens, Centenary Bursary, University of Cambridge, April 2016.
  • Princeton Hellenic Studies Visiting Research Fellowship, Fall 2015.
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Researcher at Humboldt University, mid-July-mid-August 2014.
  • IKY [=State Fellowship Foundation], Post-doctoral Fellow, 2000-2001.
  • Harvard University, The Center for Hellenic Studies, Junior Fellow, 1999-2000.
  • British School at Athens, Centenary Bursary, Oxford University, August 1998.
  • IKY [=State Fellowship Foundation], doctoral Fellow, 1994-1996.
  • Alexander Onassis Foundation, 1993-1994.
  • University of Pennsylvania, Department of Philosophy, 1988-89.
  • Fulbright Foundation, 1988-89.

Research Interests

Ancient Philosophy (Sophists-Plato-Aristotle; Early history of rhetoric)

Publications (selected)


  • Πλατωνική πειθώ: Aπό τη ρητορική στην πολιτική. [Platonic Peitho: From Rhetoric to Political Science]. Athens: Polis 1997 (revised version of doctoral dissertation).
  • H μετάδοση της γνώσης στην αρχαιότητα. [The transmission of knowledge in antiquity]. Co-edited with D. Kyrtatas, Athens: Nesos (Tοπικάε’), 1999.
  • Rhetorica 25.1 (winter 2007), Thematic issue: “The Interface between Philosophy and Rhetoric in Classical Athens” (Guest editor - the volume is based on the conference “The interface between philosophy and rhetoric in Classical Athens”, held at the University of Crete, organized in collaboration with Anna Missiou,  29-31 October 2004). The Greek version of the proceedings will appear by University of Crete Press


  • “Plato and Aristotle on experience and expertise: the case of medicine». Philosophical Inquiry XXV.3/4 (Summer/Falll 2003): 177-88.
  • “Από την εικασία στη διαλεκτική: Μια απάντηση στον Παύλο Καλλιγά” [From eikasia to dialectic: An answer to Paul Kalligas]. Δευκαλίων 22/1(Ιούνιος 2004): 127-42.
  • “Γραμματικό και φυσικό γένος: πρώιμες μαρτυρίες” [Sex and Gender: Early Evidence”. Αριάδνη 11 (2005): 129-43.
  • “Γιατί ο Πλάτων δέχεται τις γυναίκες στην τάξη των φυλάκων;” [Why Plato accepts women among the Guardians” Υπόμνημαστηφιλοσοφία2 (Dec. 2004): 105-15.
  • “Isocrates, Plato, and Aristotle, on Rhetoric”. Rhizai 1 (2004): 45-71.
  • “Plato and Aristotle on experience and expertise: the case of medicine”. Philosophical Inquiry XXV/3-4 (2003): 178-188. 
  • “Aristotle versus Plato on Studying the Emotions”. In D. Koutras, ed., On Aristotle’s Poetics and the Art of Rhetoric, Athens 2003, 16-25.
  • “Iατρική αναλογία και φιλοσοφία της ποινής: η περίπτωση του Πλάτωνα” [The medical analogy and philosophy of punishment: the case of Plato”. Δευκαλίων 19/2 (Dec. 2001), 159-72.
  • “Ιστορικός και πλατωνικός Γοργίας: παρατηρήσεις για τις απαρχές της ρητορικής τέχνης” [Historical and Platonic Gorgias: Remarks on the origins of rhetoric]. Ισοπολιτεία (2001), 95-113.
  • “Γραφή και ιατρική στην κλασσική αρχαιότητα: η συγκρότηση και η μετάδοση ενός επιστημονικού λόγου” [Literacy and Medicine in Classical Antiquity: Construction and Transmission of a Scientific Discourse]. In D. Kyrtatas and Ch. Balla, eds, H μετάδοση της γνώσης στην αρχαιότητα, , 39-49.
  • EKOYΣA ΠEIΣΘEIΣA TE YΠEIKEN. Deukalion  15/2 (1998): 213-24.
  • “Aπό την κοσμολογία στην πολιτική: Όροι της υπακοής στον πλατωνικό νόμο” [From Cosmology to Political Science: Conditions of Obeyance to the Platonic Law], in J. Solomon and G. Kouzelis, eds., Πειθαρχία και γνώση [Discipline and Knowledge], Athens: Society for the Study of the Human Sciences, 1994, 329-37.
  • “Kοσμική και πολιτική τάξη στον Πλάτωνα: Aπό το Δημιουργό του Tίμαιου στους κυβερνήτες της Πολιτείας και του Πολιτικού [Cosmological and Political Order in Plato: From the Demiurge of the Timaeus to the Rulers of the Republic and the Politicus], Παλίμψηστον 12 (1993): 66-80.