Georgios Sougdouris

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

Sougdouris was born in Ioannina, northwestern Greece, where he finished ground level studies. He continued his studies in Venice and Padua.[1] In 1681 Sougdouris became a priest and two years later the head of the Goumas school in Ioannina, 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 (Coincise 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.