Denis Searby


Research Project

Gnomologium Vaticanum and Related Collections

Curriculum Vitae

Denis received his BA and MA in Classics from Columbia University and his licentiate and phd in Greek from Uppsala University. He is currently Visiting Professor of Greek at Uppsala University. See further: Denis Searby

Research interests

Classical and Byzantine philosophy and its transmission, history of education and rhetoric, textual criticism, proverbial wisdom, Greek and Latin intellectual exchange

Selected bibliography


The Revelations of St Birgitta of Sweden,  vol. 1 (New York: OUP, 2006), vol. 2 (New York: OUP, 2008).

The Corpus Parisinum (2 vols.) (New York: Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, 2007).

Aristotle in the Greek Gnomological Tradition, (Uppsala 1998).


‘Non-Lucian Sources for Demonax’, Symbolae Osloenses 83 (2009).

‘Intertitles in Stobaeus: Condensing a Culture’ in Thinking Through Excerpts:  Studies on Stobaeus, ed. by G. Reydams-Schils, (Brépols, forthcoming 2010).

‘The Sayings of Aristo’, in Aristo of Ceos [RUSCH 13] (New Brunswick 2006).

‘A new prose paraphrase of carm. mor. I.2.9 by Gregory of Nazianz’ Orientalia Christiana Periodica, 69 (2003) 341-353.

‘A Byzantine Mathematical Textbook Fragment in Cod. Ups. Gr. 8’, Byzantinische Zeitschrift 96 (2003) fasc. 2 689-702.

‘The Sources of the So-Called Gnomologium Parisinum’, Revue d”histoire des textes 29 (1999).

Forthcoming encyclopedia contributions: Sophonias / Stephanus Alexandrinus, Dictionnaire des philosophes antiques (ed. R. Goulet) vol. 6, (Paris).