Dimos Spatharas has published in the Attic orators and ancient rhetoric, the Sophists, and ancient emotions. His research interests also include the social and legal history of classical Athens. His recent publications focus on the history of emotions in classical antiquity. He co-edits (with George Kazantzidis) the Trends in Classics-Ancient Emotions series (De Gruyter). His recent work includes co-edited volumes on the Ancient Emotion of Disgust (OUP, 2016), Hope in Ancient Literature, History and Art (De Grouyter, 2018), and Forensic Narratives in Athenian Courts (Routledge, forthcoming), while his monograph on persuasion and emotions is currently in press (De Gruyter). The emotion that has recently attracted his attention is Greek contempt, a cousin of disgust. His teaching focuses mainly on the orators and rhetoric, ancient emotions, vision in antiquity and early Greek poetry.