Dr. Ido Israelowich

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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 fellowship



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



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).

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).



Co-editor of Scripta Classica Israelica  2014-2016


Book Reviews:

Yann Le Bohec, (2005). Histoire de l’Afrique 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)

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