Attila Simon earned his Ph.D. with a thesis on Aristotle’s aesthetics. He is Associate Professor at the Department of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, where he teaches literary and critical theory and ancient literature. His primary research interests are ancient Greek drama and theatre, as well as ancient and contemporary literary theory with a focus on questions of culture and media. He is the author of two books in Hungarian and translator of Plato’s Phaedrus and Cicero’s The Laws. In addition, he published several articles in referred journals and edited volumes as well as translations of philosophical essays (from English and German into Hungarian). He is currently working on a book on Aristotle’s practical philosophy as a kind of existential hermeneutics.