After studying in Italy, Germany, England and France, Dr Angelo Giavatto is currently University Lecturer (maître de conférences) at the University of Nantes and Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France. His research activity concerns Plato and the Platonic tradition, Stoicism (in particular Roman Stoicism), Ancient Grammar and Philosophy of Language as well as Greek Philology. He published a monograph on Marcus Aurelius (Interlocutore di se stesso. La dialettica di Marco Aurelio, Olms, 2008), two commented translations, three edited collections and about thirty articles, chapters in edited collections and reviews. At present, he is interested in the question of mortality within the broader framework of Ancient Philosophical Anthropology. He is also planning collaborative research in the field of comparative ancient philosophy (Ancient Greek philosophy, Buddhism and Taoism). He is currently completing a book on Plato’s notion of μηχανή and a commented translation of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations.