Department Chair: Dr. Amiel Vardi
Phone: +972-2-5883913

Department Secretary: Mrs. Meirav Fisher
Phone: +972-2-5880287

Department of Classical Studies
The Faculty of Humanities
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus
Jerusalem, 9190501




Amiel Vardi

Dr. Amiel Vardi

Department Chair
Students’ consultant
Room 7717. Reception time: Tue., 13:00-14:00

Research Interests: Latin poetry, Intellectual life in Rome, The interplay between literature, philosophy, values, and social and political ideology


Prof. Joseph Geiger

The main areas of progress in my studies have been the history of Greek and Roman historiography, and especially biography, the cultural history of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire and particularly Palestine, and the Augustan era.

Deborah Gera

Prof. Deborah Gera

Room 7717. Reception time: Semester A: Sun., 15:30-16:30; Semester B: Sun. 09:30-10:3015:30

Research Interests: The gods in Homer; Classical Greek prose: Herodotus and Xenophon; Book of Judith; Women in Ancient Greece


Prof. Dwora Gilula

Prof. Gilula, through her many translation projects and important research, contributes both to the scholarly discourse within the academic Classical community and to the promotion of Classical culture and the exposure of Greek and Latin masterpieces to wide audiences in Israel.


Dr. Ilana Klutstein

Room 7714, reception time: Tue., 09:00-10:00 (by appointment).
Research interests: The classical heritage in the Renaissance, Neoplatonism in the Renaissance, Medieval Exemplum literature and its similarities with …
Yakir  Paz

Dr. Yakir Paz

Room 1113, Rabin building

Research Interests: Homeric scholia, Hellenistic Judaism; Ancient Magic; Roman and Rabbinic Law, Rabbinic biblical commentaries; Theological Polemics in Antiquity; Midrash; Jews and Christians in the Sasanian Empire; Syriac Literature.

Yoav Rinon

Prof. Yoav Rinon

Room 7724. Reception time: Mon. 14:15-15:15

Research Interests: Homer; Epic poetry; The concept of tragic; Aristotle's Poetics; Tragedy and Comedy in a comparative perspective

Prof. Hannah Rosén

Prof. Hannah Rosen is an authority on Latin Linguistics, whose innovative and integrative publications have shaped the course of contemporary philological and linguistic Latinist research.

Ida Stein

Mrs. Ida Stein

Subject specialist librarian

In charge of acquisition for the library, and happy to assist in any matter regarding the library and the tools available for teachers and students of Classical Studies.