Georgios Sougdouris

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Georgios Sougdouris (Greek: Γεώργιος Σουγδουρής, 1645/7–1725) was a Greek philosopher and theologian.

Sougdouris was born in Ioannina, northwestern Greece, where he finished ground level studies. He continued his studies at the University of Venice and in Padua where he may have attended courses at the local university.[1] In 1681 Sougdouris became a priest and two years later the head of the Goumas School (el) in Ioannina (a.k.a. Gioumeios or Gioumas School), succeeding Bessarion Makris. Sougdouris taught there natural science, mathematics and aristotelian philosophy.[1] Sougdouris taught at the Goumas school until 1710 and was succeeded by Methodios Anthrakites.[2] He wrote a number of philological, theological and philosophical works like Εισαγωγή Λογική (Introduction to Logic), published in Vienna, 1792 and Επιτομή Γραμματικής (Concise Grammar), both were extensively used as school textbooks.[1][2] Moreover, he translated to Greek the work of Francesco Panigarola Rhetorica Ecclesiastica.[1]

Sougdouris got involved in various theological discussions with local scholars.[3] Due to his progressive views and teaching methods, got into conflict with conservatives cycles and was accused for atheism.[4] As a result, the local Orthodox bishop asked for Sougdouris' excommunication but failed.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Σουγδουρής Γεώργιος [μέσα 17ου αι., Ιωάννινα - 1725, Ιωάννινα]". University of Athens Database. Hellinomnimon. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Maria Arapopoulou, Maria Chritē, ed. by A.-F. Christidis (2007). A history of ancient Greek: from the beginnings to late antiquity (1. publ. ed.). Cambridge [u.a.]: Cambridge Univ. Press. p. 1248. ISBN 978-0-521-83307-3. 
  3. ^ Ostkirchliche Studien, Vol. 24-25. Augustinus-Verlag. 1975. 
  4. ^ Δερματά, Φωτεινή. "Νεοελληνικός Διαφωτισμός και η Ήπειρος [Greek Enlightenment and Epirus]". Σύλλογος Αποφοίτων Ζωσιμαίας Σχολής Ιωαννίνων. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Nicolaidis, [edited by] Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Kostas Chatzis, Efthymios (2003). Multicultural science in the Ottoman empire: the XXth International Congress of History of Science was organized by th Belgian National Committee for Logic, History and Philosophy of Science (null ed.). Turnhout: Brepols. p. 56. ISBN 978-2-503-51446-8.