Department Chair: Dr. Andrea Rotstein
Phone: +972-2-5880302

Department Secretary: Sara Parnassa 
Phone: 02-5883965                             

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

Hannah Cotton

Prof. Hannah Cotton

Room 7721. Reception time: by appointment

Research Interests: Tacitus; Papyrology from the Judean Desert; Epigraphy from Judaea-Palaestina from Alexander the Great to Muhammad.

Mr. Dmitry Ezrohi
Reception time by appointment

Mr. Dmitry Ezrohi is a research student at the Department of Classical Studies, and member of the MA honors program of the Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.

Mr. Dmitry Ezrohi
Reception time by appointment

Mr. Dmitry Ezrohi is a research student at the Department of Classical Studies, and member of the MA honors program of the Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.


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.

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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.

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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 …
Orly Lewis

Dr. Orly Lewis
Room: 6722

Areas of Research: Science and Medicine in Greece and Rome; Body and soul in Greece and Rome; Scientific and technical language in antiquity; Exploration of fragments.

Prof. Raanana Meridor

Prof. Ra’anana Meridor has been seminal in promoting of the study of the Greek language and of Classical culture in Israel.

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She has published widely on Greek texts, and her book, “Greek for Beginners”, is a cornerstone for students of every discipline who wish to become acquainted with the wealth and beauty of the Greek language.


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Sara Parnassa

Department Secretary
Room 4570. Office hours: Sundays: 11:30-14:30 Mondays-Thursdays: 10:00-13:00. In other times, one needs to schedule a meeting in advance.
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.

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Her expertise in Celtology and translation technique render her work important in the wider Linguistics community.

Selected publications

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Andrea  Rotstein

Prof. Andrea Rotstein

Room 7722. Reception time: by appointment
Research Interests: Greek Iambic poetry; musical competitions in Ancient Greece; ancient literary history; Vergil’s style
Donna Shalev

Prof. Donna Shalev
Room 7720. Reception: Sun. and Wed. 12:00-12:30 room 2607, and by appointment in room 7720.

Research Interests: Syntax of the Greek and Latin languages; Ancient dialogue form (language, structure, ancient theory and culture)

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; transmission of formal structures and motifs in literary and technical sources; Translation technique and translations and reception of Plato; Aristotle and Galen; Speech act theory; Discourse analysis; Speech representation.

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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.