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



Emeriti and Emeritae

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.


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 …

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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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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