Maya Alapin

PhD Student


Previous Degree/s: BA Liberal Arts, St. John's College; MPhil, University of Oxford.

Philosophical Interests: Plato, Metaphysics, Yoga Philosophy and Buddhism.


Podcast, “Maya Alapin on Mathematical Structures in Plato’s Republic”,, 2018.

“Athletic Cults in Ancient Greece”, translation from French in Sport in the Greek and Roman Worlds, ed. Scanlon, Oxford University Press, 2009.

“The Straussian Exegesis of Xenophon: The Paradigmatic Case of Memorabilia IV 4”, translation from French in Xenophon, ed. Gray, Oxford University Press, 2009.

‘How to End an Ode’, translation from French in Horace’s Odes and Epodes, ed. Lowrie, Oxford University Press, 2008.

Howland, Jocob, Glaucon’s Fate: History, Myth, and Character in Plato's Republic, Ancient Philosophy, forthcoming.

“Socrates on Trial”,  a review of Socrates on Trial by Andrew Irvine, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2009.

“The Life of a Death”, a review of The Death of Socrates by Emily Wilson, Oxonian Review of Books, 2008.

A copy of Maya's academic CV may be viewed here.


Plato and Mousike: Why Musical Education? University of New Mexico, February, 2018 (forthcoming). 

Creating Humanity Outdoors: Plato, Rousseau and Montessori on the Use of Nature as Education. College of Liberal Arts Graduate Symposium, University of Reno, NV, 2015.

Tips for Teaching Composition Online, University of New Mexico, Department of English, 2014. 

Roses, Eroticism and the Good Life, Southwest Texas PCA/ACA conference, 2008.

Chiasmus in Plato and Homer, Work-in-Progress, Dept. of Classics, University of Oxford, 2008.

Chiasmus in Homer and Plato. AMPAL, Nottingham, UK, 2007. 

The Abolition of the Nuclear Family and Total Communism: was Plato serious? Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient Literature (AMPAL), Manchester, UK, 2006.