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Santiago Melo Arias

Santiago Melo Arias

Ph.D. Candidate, Ancient Philosophy
B.A. in Economics (Cum Laude), Universidad de los Andes, 2009
M.A. in Economics, Universidad de los Andes, 2011
M.St. in Ancient Philosophy (Distinction), University of Oxford, Oriel College, 2013

Santiago's research focuses on ancient ethics and ancient economic thought. Within these areas, he studies the relationship between self-interest and other-regarding behaviour, the link between material prosperity and happiness, and the role of the emotions in moral development. Santiago is also interested in exploring the influence of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy on early Christian thought, particularly on the attempted solutions to the problem of evil. Since 2014, Santiago has been consulting editor for the Richard Rufus of Cornwall Project led by Prof. Rega Wood, working mainly on the translation of Rufus' Scriptum in Metaphysicam Aristotelis


Spring 2015-2016
Biblical Greek (JEWISHST 5B)


October 2015
This book studies several aspects of Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda's translation of Aristotle's Politics (Book I) and his commentaries.  The book...