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Dr. Ido Israelowich
Office: Gilman-humanities



2005-2008 D.Phil Ancient History (Oxford)

2002-2005 M.Phil Ancient History (Oxford)

1994-1998 BA History and Philosophy (Tel Aviv)



2011- Senior Lecturer, Tel Aviv University

2010-11 Fixed-term Lectureship, Tel Aviv University

2008-10 Yad Hanadiv Post-doctoral Fellow


Honorary Positions:

2018-  Guest Professor Equipe d'anthropologie médicale et médico-légale (UVSQ / Laboratoire DANTE - EA 4498)

2017-2018- Member l'UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerranée à l'Université de Paris Sorbonne

2017- International Visiting Fellow, University of Bamberg

2014-2015- Member of Senior Common Room, Wadham College, Oxford


Research Grants and Awards:

Major Grants:

2013-2017: Israel Science Foundation, Individual Research Grant: ‘Professionals and professionalism in the High Roman Empire’ (PI) (EUR 100,000)

2018-2021: Israel Science Foundatiion, Individual Research Grant: ‘Forensic experts in the Roman courts during the High Empire and Late Antiquity’ (PI) (EUR 80,000)

2008-2010: Yad Hanadiv Postdoctoral Fellowship ($80,000)

Other Awards:

2016: Bamberg University and Israeli Academy: Two conferences on Roman Law and Ecumenical Law (with Peter Riedlberger)

1/11/2013: Israeli Academy: Conference on Legal Documents in Ancient Society

2001-2012: Vice Chancellor’s Office Fund, Tel Aviv and Humanities Faculty Research Fund, Tel Aviv: Joint Israel Universities Seminar in Ancient Studies

2005-2008: Pollard Fund (Wadham College) 2005-2008

2002-2004: Kenneth Lindsay Scholarship (The Anglo-Israel Association) 2002-2004

2002-2003: AVI Fellowship 2002-2003

Awards and Prizes


1. Ido Israelowich (2012): Society, Medicine and Religion in the Sacred Tales of Aelius Aristides (Leiden, Brill 2012).

2. Ido Israelowich (2015): Patients and Healers in the High Empire (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University press).


Refereed Articles in journals:

1. Ido Israelowich (2008): ‘The world of Aelius Aristides’ Scripta Classica Israelica Vol. 26: 91-110.

2. Ido Israelowich (2008): ‘The Rain Miracle of Marcus Aurelius: (Re)-creation of consensus’, Greece and Rome Vol. 55: 83-102.

3. Ido Israelowich (2014): ‘Physicians as figures of authority in the Roman courts’, Historia Vol. 63: 445-462.

4. Ido Israelowich (2016): ‘The use and abuse of Hippocratic medicine in the Apology of Lucius Apuleius’, Classical Quarterly Vol. 67:635-44.

5. Ido Israelowich (2017): ‘The extent of the patria potestas during the High Empire: the decision of non tollere as a case in point’, Museum Helveticum 47:237-54.

6. Ido Israelowich (2017). ‘The theme of illness in Sophocles’ Ajax’, SCI 36: 1-16.

7. Ido Israelowich (2018). ‘Roman motherhood: A legal, social, and medical perspective’, Zmanim (Hebrew)(forthcoming).

8. Ido Israelowich (2017). ‘An epileptic Aristides? A neglected aspect of Aristides’ reception’, Ancient Society 47: 237-54.

9. Ido Israelowich (2019). ‘Helvidius Priscus an arbiter ex compromisso’, Klio 102.2 (forthcoming).


Refereed Articles in books:

1. Ido Israelowich (2014):  ‘The Authority of Physicians as Dream Interpreters in the Pergamene Asclepieion’, in: D. Michaelides (Ed.): Medicine and Healing in the Ancient Mediterranean World (Oxbow), 285-90.

2. Ido Israelowich (2014): ‘Identifications of Physicians during the High Empire’, in: Depauw, M., and Coussement, S., (Eds): Identifiers and Identification Methods in the Ancient World (Leuven: Peeters), 233-52.

3. Ido Israelowich (2016): ‘Medical care in the Roman army during the High Empire’, in W.V. Harris (ed.) Perspectives on Popular Medicine in Classical Antiquity (Leiden: Brill), 216-30.

4. Ido Israelowich (2016): Aristides as a teacher: rhetorical means for self-promotion in the fourth Sacred Tale', In L. Pernot, G. Abbamonte, and M. Lamagna (eds.) Aelius Aristide écrivain (Brussels, Brepols), 236-247.

5. Ido Israelowich (2017): ‘Environment’, in: L. Totelin (ed.) Cultural History of Medicine in Antiquity (London, Berg/Bloomsbury) (forthcoming).

6. Ido Israelowich (2017): ‘The involvement of provincial cities in the administration of school teaching’, in Y. Shahar and J. Price (eds.). Rome: An Empire of Many Nations (forthcoming).

7. Ido Israelowich (2018): ‘The use of diet and regimen by midwives during pregnancy, child birth, and postnatal care’ in: D. Kink et al. (eds.). Greek Diet, Health and Medicine in the Roman World (forthcoming).

8. Ido Israelowich (2018): “UNE OFFRE TRÈS VARIÉE OU: COMMENT IL FAUT RECONNA.TRE LE MEILLEUR M.DECIN”, in: Annie Verbanck-Piérard, V. Boudon-Millot et Danielle Gourevitch, Au temps de Galien. Un médecin grec dans l’Empire romain, ed. Somogy et Musée royal de Mariemont, (Paris), 90-100.

9. Ido Israelowich (2018): “LES MALADIES D’AELIUS ARISTIDE, UN CONTEMPORAIN DE GALIEN”, in: Annie Verbanck-Piérard, V. Boudon-Millot et Danielle Gourevitch, Au temps de Galien. Un médecin grec dans l’Empire romain, ed. Somogy et Musée royal de Mariemont, (Paris) 219-23.



Co-editor of Scripta Classica Israelica  2014-2016


Book Reviews:

Yann Le Bohec, (2005). Histoire de lAfrique Romaine 146 avant J.-C. – 439 après J.-C. (Paris), Mediterranean Historical Review 22(2006).

Clarisse Prêtre and Philippe Charlier, (2010). Maladies humaines, thérapies divines: analyse épigraphique et paléopathologique de textes de guérison grecs (Paris) BMCR (2010).

Jackues Jouanna, (2012). Greek Medicine from Hippocrates to Galen (Leiden) SCI (2013).

Janet Downie, (2013). At the Limits of Art (Oxford), Seherpunkte (2014).

Steven M. Oberhelman, ed. (2013). Dreams, Healing, and Medicine in Greece: From Antiquity to the Present (Surrey, UK: Ashgate) Bull. Hist. Med. 88 vol. 4 (2014).

Janiszewski, P., Stebnicka, S., and Szabat, S. (2015). Prosopography of Greek Rhetors and Sophists of the Roman Empire (Oxford: Oxford University Press) SCI (2016).

Kaius Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication. Oxford studies in Roman society and law. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. SCI 2018.

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