SATO Noboru

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SATO Noboru
Kobe University
Graduate School of Humanities Division of Human Social Dynamics
Job title
Associate Professor
MA(The University of Tokyo), PhD(The University of Tokyo)
Other affiliation
Faculty of Classics, Oxford University

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Oct 2012
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Humanities, Kobe University
Mar 2016
Dec 2016
Academic Visitor, Faculty of Classics, Oxford University
Apr 2009
Sep 2012
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo
Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London
Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


Occidental Hisoty, Faculty of Literature, The University of Tokyo
Occidental History, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIOLOGY, The University of Tokyo

Awards & Honors

Canon Foundation in Europe Research Fellowship, Canon Foundation in Europe
Winner: Noboru SATO

Books etc

Forensic Narratives in Athenian Courts
Mike Edwards, Dimos Spatharas, Noboru Sato et al. (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 7: Inciting Thorubos and Narrative Strategies in Attic Forensic Speeches)
Routledge   Aug 2019   ISBN:9781138099647
Alexander the Great
Hugh Bowden, trans. by SATO Noboru (Part:Single Translation)
Tosui Publisher   Jun 2019   ISBN:9784887084421
Challenges of 'Parallel Lives'
Noboru Koike, Noboru Sato, Shino Kihara (Part:Joint Editor, Ch.3 "Ostracism and People's Envy")
Kyoto University Press   Feb 2019   ISBN:4814001983
Use and Abuse of Law in the Athenian Courts
Chris Carey, Ifigeneia Giannadaki, Brenda Griffith-williams, Noboru Sato et al. (Part:Joint Work, Use and Abuse of Legal Procedures to Impede the Legal Process)
Brill Academic Pub.   Oct 2018   ISBN:978-9004377875
Noboru SATO (Part:Editor)
Jun 2018   ISBN:4634640899
N. Odanaka and H. Hokari eds. (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 1. Section 1 "Dawn of Humanity and Civilizations in the Orient"(14-29) and Section2 "Glocalization in Ancient Mediterranean World" (30-46.)
Yamakawa Publisher   Apr 2017   ISBN:4634640864
Nick Fisher, Hans van Wees, Noboru SATO et al. (Part:Joint Work, Ch. 7 'Aristocracy' and Athenian Diplomacy)
Classical Press of Wales   Oct 2015   ISBN:1910589012
K. Kondo ed. (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 1. Foundation mythes and histories, pp.9-31.)
Yamakawa Publisher   May 2015   ISBN:4634640775
Ryoji MOTOMURA ed. (Part:Joint Work, Ch.16 'Didyma: Hearing and Inventing the Voice of God')
Kodansha Co. Ltd.   Apr 2013   ISBN:4062176955
Robin OSBORNE (Part:Single Translation)
Tosui Publisher   Jul 2011   ISBN:4887083963

Published Papers

Noboru SATO
European Historical Studies   (45) 126-137   Nov 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
New Fragments of Hyperides
Clio   (30) 81-99   May 2016
Noboru Sato
Journal of Classical Studies   (64) 114-116   Mar 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
KODAI   (16) 43-56   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
Journal of Classical Studies   61 12-23   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
Noboru, SATO
Brill's New Jacoby      Oct 2012   [Refereed]
Brill's New Jacoby(I. Worthington et al. )      2011   [Refereed]
Hypomosia: On Dem. 18.103
Noboru SATO
For Tomorrow of the Classical Studies, ed. by Y. Oshiba and N. Koike      2010
Prytaneis and Athenian Diplomacy
Noboru SATO
Dynamism in the Ancient Mediterranean World, ed. by M. Sakurai and A. Moroo      2010
Noboru SATO
Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies   49 23-37   Dec 2008   [Refereed]
2006 <published in 2008.12>


Review: Demosthenes, Orations, Vol.1-4 (Classical Library (Seiyo-koten-sosho), Japanese translation)
Noboru SATO
Clio   29 73-86   May 2015
佐藤 昇
Link : 地域・大学・文化 : 神戸大学大学院人文学研究科地域連携センター年報   (6) 119-122   Dec 2014
Trials in Classical Athens
Sourcebook in World History (Iwanami Shoten Publishers)   1    Jul 2012   [Refereed][Invited]
Corinthian War
Sourcebook in World History (Iwanami Shoten publishers)   1    Jul 2012   [Refereed][Invited]
119(5) 897-901   May 2010
SATO Noboru
SHIGAKU ZASSHI   119(5) 897-901   2010


Translation of Robert C.T. Parker, "Polis Religion: Where decision about religion are made", Clio 32 (2018) 29-43.
Noboru Sato   The Others   May 2018
Translation of Alexander Herda, "Thales of Miletus and the Invention of Greek Urbanism: How a Sage Would Build a City", Clio 31 (2017) 63-106
Noboru SATO   The Others   2017
Translation of A.D. Rizakis, "Up and down the social ladder in the periphery of the Roman world: the case of Peloponnesian cities"
Noboru SATO   The Others   May 2015
Translation of D. Boedker "Early Greek Poets as/and Historians"
Noboru SATO   The Others   May 2014
Translation of H. Bowden, Nameless Gods-Mysteries, Myths, Ritual and Greek Polis Religion
Noboru SATO   The Others   May 2012
Translation of R.C.T. Parker, Greek Sacrifice, The Big Issues
Noboru SATO   The Others   May 2011
Translation of I.Polinskaya, Common Sanctuaries and Other's Gods,
Noboru SATO   The Others   May 2010

Conference Activities & Talks

Populism and corruption: Demosthenes’s strategies of character portrayal in the Athenian Assembly
SATO Noboru
The Twenty-Second Biennial Conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric   27 Jul 2019   
Merchants' networks in Classical Athens [Invited]
SATO Noboru
The 43rd Annual Meeting of the 'Collegium Mediterranistarum'   8 Jun 2019   
Populism and Bribery: Character Assassination in Demosthenic Deliberative Speeches
SATO Noboru
19 May 2019   
Rhetorical Strategies of Discourse on Thorybos in Attic Orations
SATO Noboru
The 6th Spring Meeting of The Society for the Study of Ancient History   23 Mar 2019   
Oral Transmission of Knowledge and Suppressing Audience’s thorybos in Classical Athens
SATO Noboru
The fourth Euro-Japanese colloquium on the Ancient Mediterranean World   6 Sep 2018   
Additional information in witness testimonies in classical Athens [Invited]
Second International Conference on Drama and Oratory   Mar 2018   
Philip’s xenoi in Demosthenes’ public speeches [Invited]
'From the Markets to the Associations: A Comprehensive View of the Greek Mercenary World in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods'   Mar 2018   
Thorubos in Athenian speeches, a sign of (dis)unity [Invited]
International Conference The Rhetoric of (dis)unity: Community and division in Greco-Roman prose and poetry,   Nov 2017   
Comments on Yue Mengzehn's paper
Noboru SATO
11th Japan-Korea-China Symposium on Ancient Mediterranean World   16 Sep 2017   
Comments on Yue Mengzehn's "The Elusive Other" [Invited]
11th Japan-Korea-China Symposium on Ancient Mediterranean World   Sep 2017   

Research Grants & Projects

Oratorical Culture in Democratic Athens
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): SATO, Noboru
Transmission and Organization of Knowledge in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
Project Year: 2015 - 2019    Investigator(s): Yoshiyuki SUTO
Studies in Plutarch's Works: A General Reappraisal with Emphasis on Their Cultural and Intellectual Background
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: 2014 - 2017    Investigator(s): Noboru Koike
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT): Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: 2013 - 2015    Investigator(s): Noboru Sato
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT): Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: 2010 - 2012    Investigator(s): Noboru Sato