This is Noboru SATO's Home Page.
I am Noboru SATO, a Japanese classicist, teaching at Kobe University.
I obtained my doctrate at the University of Tokyo in 2006. Since then, I have been teaching at several Japanese Universities. From 2008 to 09, I did research at the Department of Classics, King's College London with the help of Canon Foundation Europe Researh Fellowship (host scholar: Dr. Hugh Boden). In 2016, I stayed in Oxford as an academic visitor of the Faculty of Classics (host scholar: Professor Robert Parker).
My main areas of interest are the socio-political history of classical Athens, law and oration in Democratic Athens, international communication in classical and hellenistic Greece, and historiography in archaic, classical and hellenistic Greece.
MA(the University of Tokyo), PhD(the University of Tokyo)
>Bribery in Democratic Athens, Yamakawa Publisher: Tokyo, 2008 [Japanese]
>Viewpoints of Historical Studies: Twelve Case Studies, (ed. by N. Sato, written by history teachers of Faculty of Letters, Kobe University) Yamakawa Publisher: Tokyo, 2018 [Japanese]
> Robin Osborne, Greek History (originally, Routledge: London, 2008/ Japanese translation, Tosui Publisher: Tokyo, 2011)
>"Dawn of Humanity and Civilizations in the Orient" in N. Odanaka & H. Hokari (eds.) A World History: from Here and Now,
Tokyo: Yamakawa Publisher, 2017, 14-29.[Japanese]
>"Glocalization in Ancient Mediterranean World" in N. Odanaka & H. Hokari (eds.) A World History: from Here and Now,
Tokyo: Yamakawa Publisher, 2017, 30-46.[Japanese]
>"Rhetoric and Athenian Law Courts in the 4th century', The Seiyoshikenkyu
45 (2016) 126-137. [Japanese]
>"New Fragments of Hyperides", translation and commentary with Tatsuki Kashiwa, Clio
30 (2016) 81-99. [Japanese]
>Symposium "Plutarch: His Conception of Statesman", A Response to T. Matsubara, Journal of Classical Studies
64 (2016) 114-116. [Japanese].
>"Foundation mythes and Histories, Lectures in European Histories"
, ed. by K. Kondo, Tokyo, 2015, 9−31 [Japanese]
*"Out-of-Court Settlement and Public Opinion in Democratic Athens" KODAI: Journal of Ancient History
16 (2015) 43-56.[English]
＊“'Aristocracy' and Athenian Diplomacy”, in N. Fisher and H. van Wees (eds.) Aristocracy in Antiquity: Redefining Greek and Roman Elites
, Swansea, 2015. [English]
>Foundation mythes and Histories, Lectures in European Histories
, ed. by K. Kondo, Tokyo, 2015, 9−31 [Japanese]
>Didyma: Hearing and Inventing the Voice of God, Rambling in the Roman Empire and the Ancient Mediterranean World
, ed. by R. Motomura, Tokyo, 2013, 299-316 [Japanese].
>Milesian Foundation Myths and Didyma, Journal of Classical Studies
61(2013) 12-23. [Japanese].
>Maiandrios and(?) Leandr(i)os of Miletos: nos. 491-492, in I. Worthington et al. (eds.) Brill's New Jacoby
, Leiden [Brill Online], 2012 [English]. [Brill]
>Antigonos: no. 775, in I. Worthington et al. (eds.) Brill's New Jacoby
, Leiden [Brill Online], 2010 [English].[Brill]
>Prytaneis and Athenian Diplomacy, Dynamism in the Ancient Mediterranean World
, ed. by M. Sakurai and A. Moroo, Tokyo, 2010, 252−273[Japanese].
>Hypomosia: On Dem. 18.103, For Tomorrow of the Classical Studies
, ed. by Y. Oshiba and N. Koike, Tokyo, 2010, 311−332 [Japanese].
>A Religious and Political Trial: Another Aspect of Anytus' Prosecution against Socrates, KODAI: Journal of Ancient History
15(2005-08: published in 2010), 25-40 [English].[pdf]
>Internal Bribery and Athenian Society in the Late 5th and 4th Century BCE, Mediterraneus
31(2008), 95-121 [Japanese].
>Bribery and Athenian Diplomacy, Mediterraneus
30(2007), 71-94 [Japanese].
>Athens, Persia, Clazomenae, Erythrae: an analysis of international relationships in Asia Minor, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies
49(2006:published in 2008.12), 23-37 [English].[BICS]
>Run and Fight, in M. Sakurai and Y. Hashiba (eds.) Ancient Olympics
, Iwanami Publisher: Tokyo, 2004, 108-126 [Japanese].
>Anytus prosecuted Socrates after the Civil War, K. Itsumi (eds.) Methodologies of Greek and Roman Studies
, Tokyo, 2003, 97-111 [Japanese].
>Athenian Patronage and Active Political Participation, Journal of Classical Studies
49(2001), 98-107 [Japanese]. [English Summary]
>Patronage in Democratic Athens, Journal of Historical Studies (Shigaku-Zasshi)
110-7 (2001), 1-34 [Japanese with English Summary].
>How did the Athenians feel about the destruction of crops during the Peloponnesian War? Clio
12(1988), 1-15 [Japanese].
>Robert C.T. Parker, Polis Religion: Where Decision about Religion are Made, Clio
32 (2018) 29-43.
>Alexander Herda, Thales of Miletus and the Invention of Greek Urbanism: How a Sage would build a City, Clio
31 (2017) 63-106.
>Athanasios D. Rizakis, Up and down the social ladder in the periphery of the Roman world: the case of Peloponnesian cities, Clio
29 (2015) 73-86.
>Deborah Boedeker, Early Greek Poets as/and Historians, Clio
28 (2014) 86-103.
>Hugh Bowden, Nameless Gods: Mystery Cults, Myth, Ritual and Greek Polis Religion, Clio
26 (2012) 32-49.
>Robert C.T. Parker, Greek Sacrifice, the big issues, Clio
25 (2011) 63-73.
>Irene Polinskaya, Shared Sanctuaries and the Gods of Others: A Note on the meaning of 'Common' in Herodotus 8.144, Clio
24 (2010) 53-74.
>Catherine Morgan, Wealthy Corinth, revisited, Clio
18 (2004) 71-93.
Papers given in English/International Conference
＊‘Additional information in witness testimonies in classical Athens’, Second International Conference on Drama and Oratory
, Universtiy of Peloponnese, Kalamata, Greece, 2918.3.29
in Demosthenes’ public speeches", From the Markets to the Associations: A Comprehensive View of the Greek Mercenary World in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods
, Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University, 2018.3.22-23
in Athenian speeches, a sign of (dis)unity", International Conference The Rhetoric of (dis)unity: Community and division in Greco-Roman prose and poetry
, Athens University History Museum, Athens, 2017.11.23-24
＊Comments on Yue Mengzehn's "The Elusive Other", 11th Japan-Korea-China Symposium on Ancient Mediterranean World, Waseda University, Tokyo, 2017.9.16
＊"Rhetorical Functions of Thorubos in Forensic Narratives." The 9th Celtic Conference in Classics, University College Dublin, 2016.6.23.
＊"Hellenistic Didyma and the Milesian Mythical Past." Asia Minor Workshop, Kyoto University, 2016.3.20.
＊"The Athenian adoption and the adoptee’s paternal household." International Conference: Aspects of family law in the ancient world – a cross-cultural perspective
, University College London, 2015.4.23.
＊"Hellenistic Didyma and the Milesian mythical past." The Third Euro-Japanese Colloquium in Ancient Mediterranean World
, British School at Athens, 2014.4.25.
＊"Milesian Myths and Didyma." the Tenth Japan-Korea-China Symposium on Ancient European History, Hall of Ziyu Hotel, Beijing, 2013.10.19-20.
＊Comments on Douglas Cairns's "Revenge, Punishment, and Justice in Athenian Homicide Law." the Tenth Japan-Korea-China Symposium on Ancient European History, Hall of Ziyu Hotel, Beijing, 2013.10.19-20.
＊"Abusing Legal Procedures for Impeding Legal Procedure", International Conference: ‘Use and Abuse of Law in the Athenian Courts’
, University College London, 2013.4.16-18.
＊“A Comment on Che Ja-Young’s ” Japan-Korea-China Symposium for Ancient European History 2010, Seoul National University, 2010.10.22-23.
＊“Out-of-Court Settlement in Democratic Athens”, The Second Euro-Japanese Colloquium of Ancient Mediterranean World, Social Norms and Public Sphere, The University of Tokyo, 2009.3.27-29.
＊“Athenian Diplomacy and its Aristocratic character” 5th Celtic Conference in Classics, Session themes: Aristocracy", Elite, Social Mobility in Ancient Society, University College Cork (Ireland), 2008.7.9-12.
＊“Athenian Democracy from a point of view of bribery”, Departmental Seminar at the Department of Classics, King's College London 2005.3