Meet our RGC 2024 speakers
Marios Zafeiropoulos
PhD Candidate & Researcher in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy at University of Patras

Marios Zafeiropoulos is a Ph.D. Candidate in Ancient Greek and Latin Philology and Philosophy at the University of Patras. His research focuses on the interrelations between philosophy, psychology, and psychotherapy, with a dissertation titled “The Philosophy of Self-Care during the 1st and 2nd centuries AD and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): human psyche, apprenticeship, therapy”. He studied Classical Philology at the University of Patras (2014-2018) and completed the Classical Studies specialization Master’s Program (2018-2020) of the Philology Department at the University of Patras with a “Distinction”.

He studies and perceives the ethical-practical philosophy not only as an art of living, but also as a form of therapy of the human soul. In 2021, he received training in the art of Philosophical Counseling Psychotherapy. In the last two years, he has participated in the Princeton University Classical Philosophy Workshop, and in August 2024, he will be a speaker for the first time at the World Congress of Philosophy in Rome. He is currently collaborating with experts in the fields of medicine and mental health to develop a new model of philosophical counseling psychotherapy.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Marios Zafeiropoulos has made significant contributions to the field of education and public discourse. He has undertaken the preparation of the students sitting for the “Panhellenic Philosophical Essay Competition” and has participated as a judge in the rhetorical contests of the Society for the Promotion of Education and Learning. He has given a series of speeches and lectures on the self-improving and -potentially- the therapeutic character of Philosophy, at schools and educational institutes. He has also taken part in several TV discussions, while his articles are regularly published in print as well as electronic news media.

He was also General and Technical Director of the Basketball Academies of Panachaiki GE (2020-2023) and a member of the scientific team in the program of «Pythagoras: Athletics, Education, and Culture».

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