Vasileios is a Principal Lecturer and International Manager of Nottingham Law School. As International Manager, he is responsible for the implementation of Nottingham Law School’s international strategy, including international partnerships, collaborations and recruitment. Vasileios leads and teaches the following modules: United States Law (LLB) and International, European and Comparative Law (LLB). His research interests lie in the field of legal history and rhetoric, especially in the context of Athenian democracy, and in particular ancient Greek law and the workings of Athenian courts. Vasileios is a member of the Centre for Rights and Justice.
Vasileios studied Law (LLB) at Cardiff University. He holds a Doctorate in Law from the University of Exeter and a Master’s Degree in International Law with International Relations from the University of Kent. He had taught in the fields of Law and Classics at the University of Exeter, before joining Nottingham Law School in 2015.
Vasileios is happy to supervise projects on the field of ancient Greek law, politics and rhetoric.
With an expertise in ancient Greek law, Vasileios has published a monograph on the rule of law in classical Athens and the rhetoric of litigants in the Athenian courts.
With a keen interest in the theory, history and philosophy of law and its relation with politics, sociology and psychology, Vasileios is a proponent of the interconnection of the currently unduly fragmented social sciences. He has published articles on the workings of the Athenian democracy and their connection with today’s politics and jurisprudence.
Sponsors and collaborators
Vasileios has received funding from the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies / Dover Fund.
- Character Evidence in the Courts of Classical Athens: Relevance, Rhetoric and the Rule of Law. (2017), Routledge. (https://www.routledge.com/Character-Evidence-in-the-Courts-of-Classical-Athens-Rhetoric-Relevance/Adamidis/p/book/9781472483690)
- Book Chapters:
- ‘Solon the Lawgiver: Inequality of Resources and Equality before the Law’ in D. E. Frenkel (ed.) Role of Law, Human Rights and Social Justice, Justice Systems, Commerce, and Law Curriculum, Athens: ATINER (2017). (http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30511/)
- ‘Manifestations of Populism in Late Fifth-century Athens’ in D.E.Frenkel and N. Varga (eds.) New Studies in History and Law, Athens: ATINER (2019).
- ‘The Relevance of Liturgies in the Courts of Classical Athens’ (2016), Athens Journal of History - Volume 3, Issue 2 – Pages 85-96 (https://www.athensjournals.gr/history/2017-3-2-1-Adamidis.pdf)
- ‘The Theory and Practice of Torture in Ancient Athenian Courts’ (2018), ΣΧΟΛΗ / Schole Vol. 12.2, pp. 6-18. (http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33429/)
- ‘The Rhetorical Use of Torture in Attic Forensic Oratory’ (2018), Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric 37 (1), 16-34. (http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/35329/)
My expertise relates to ancient Greek law and history, including the ideological and philosophical background of democratic constitutions.