Current Academic Position

 Professor, Cairo University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy

 Professor, Alexandria Centerf or Hellenistic Studies, Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Previous Academic Positions Held:

1989 – 1998, Lecturer, Cairo University

1998 – 2008, Assistant professor, Cairo University

1999 – 2001, Assistant professor, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece

2008 – 2013, Associate professor, Cairo University

2013 - present, professor, Cairo University   

 Areas of Specialization:

Greek Philosophy; Greek Culture, Presocratic, Plato, Hellenistic Philosophy; Hermetic Writings, 

 Research and Publications:


  • Heraclitus Fragments, A Text and Translation with a Commentary ( in Arabic), Greek foundation of educational research and studies,Athens, 2013, pp.317.
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy from 6th to 4th century B.C (Thales to Plato) ( in Arabic) Athens, 2012, pp.233
  • Plato’s Symposium, (in Arabic),Athens, Greek- Egyptian League, 2007, pp.189
  • From myth to logos. Translation (from Greek into Arabic) E.Moutsopoulos's, Cairo University Press, Cairo, 2003, pp.167. 


  • Hypatia: The Philosopher- Martyr of the Religious State(in English), Angelakis,Athens, 2012.
  • The role of myth in platonic philosophy: Study on the Republic book X (The myth or Er), (in Arabic), Classical Papers, Vol., X, Cairo University Press 2010, pp. 167-188.
  • Hermetic cosmology as an esoteric path, (in English), Ordre et liberté: L’univers cosmique et humain (Actes du XIXe Congrès ‘Cosmos et Philosophie’, Athènes, 5-7 Octobre 2010), 2011, pp. 152-158.
  • The contribution of Averroes to the spread of Greek philosophy (in Greek), The Friends of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2011, pp. 121-138 
  • The Spartan Citizen according to Plato's Laws, (in English), Academy of Athens, Research Centre on Greek Philosophy, 2011, pp. 92-99
  • 5000 years relations between Greece and Egypt, (in Greek), Hellenistic period of Alexandria as part of Egypt’s history, The Friends of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2008, pp. 91-106
  • The Republic of Zeno of Citium, (in Greek), Philosophia: yearbook of the research centre of Greek philosophy at the academy of Athens, vol. 36, 2006, pp. 205-214
  • Ammonius Saccas and his time, (in English), Philosophy in Hellenistic Alexandria, Athens, 2006, pp. 33-38
  • The Stoic’s Physics, (in Arabic), The Journal of Philosophy, Beni Suef University, Egypt, 2005, pp. 5-46


Book Reviews:

Review of Corpus Hermeticum, Bompiani, Milano, 2005, (Diotima, vol. 34, 2006, pp. 221-222)


Board Membership (selected)

Member of the British Philosophical Association (BPA),UK

Honorary Member, Hellenic Society of Translators of Literature, Athens

Vice president, Greek- Egyptian League, Athens

Member, The Friends of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Greek chapter)

Member, Supreme Council of Culture -Egypt

International Awards (selected)

Honorary Medal of Hellenic Society of Translators of Literature “for translation of Philosophical Literature”, December 2013.

Honorary Medal of Greek Foundation of Educational Research and Studies “for Scientists contributing to the advance worldwide of the ancient Greek Philosophical Literature” July 2014.

Commander of the Order of the Lion of Alexandria, Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa, “for efforts to the promotion of the Greek Philosophy” December 2014