Professeur titulaire au département des études classiques, Université de Tel Aviv

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Thèmes de recherche

  • Anthropologie du monde ancien
  • Droit romain
  • Histoire de la médecine
  • Formation sociale de l'autorité professionnelle
  • Réception sociale de la science et de la technologie dans l'Antiquité classique

Parcours professionnel

  • 2021 Habilitation, Universität Bayreuth
  • 2021 - Professeur invité, Collège de France
  • 2005-2008 D.Phil Ancient History (Oxford)
  • 2002-2005 M.Phil Ancient History (Oxford)
  • 1994-1998 BA History and Philosophy (Tel Aviv)



  • Society, Medicine and Religion in the Sacred Tales of Aelius Aristides, Leiden, Brill, 2012.
  • Patients and Healers in the High Empire, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University press, 2015.
  • Forensic Science and Roman Law (Forthcoming).

Articles (sélection)

  • ‘The world of Aelius Aristides’, Scripta Classica Israelica 2008 (26): 91-110.
  • ‘The Rain Miracle of Marcus Aurelius: (Re)-creation of consensus’, Greece and Rome 2008 (55): 83-102.
  • ‘Physicians as figures of authority in the Roman courts’, Historia 2014 (63): 445-462.
  • ‘The use and abuse of Hippocratic medicine in the Apology of Lucius Apuleius’, Classical Quarterly 2016 (67): 635-644.
  • ‘The extent of the patria potestas during the High Empire: the decision of non tollere as a case in point’, Museum Helveticum 2017 (47): 237-254.
  • ‘The theme of illness in Sophocles’ Ajax’, SCI 2017 (36): 1-16.
  • ‘Roman motherhood: A legal, social, and medical perspective’, Zmanim 2017 (Hebrew).
  • ‘An epileptic Aristides? A neglected aspect of Aristides’ reception’, Ancient Society 2017 (47): 237-254.
  • ‘Helvidius Priscus an arbiter ex compromisso’, Klio 2019 (102.2): 599-609.
  • ‘From the lex Aquilia to tort law: the emergence of forensic science’, Journal of Legal History, 2020 (44): 60-77.
  • ‘Land surveyors and the Roman court’, RIDA 2020 (66): 135-153.
  • ‘The use of diet and regimen by midwives during pregnancy, child birth, and postnatal care’, Phoenix, 2021 (74.1): 1-26.
  • ‘Local production and global trade: Roman means of arbitration in the commerce of wine’’, Hermes, 2021 (149): 53-69.
  • ‘Visigoth medici: a legal and genealogical study’, Studies in Late Antiquity, 2021618-38.

Articles dans des collections éditées

  • ‘The Authority of Physicians as Dream Interpreters in the Pergamene Asclepieion’, in D. Michaelides (ed.), Medicine and Healing in the Ancient Mediterranean World, Oxbow, 2014, 285-290.
  • ‘Identifications of Physicians during the High Empire’, in Depauw, M., and Coussement, S. (eds), Identifiers and Identification Methods in the Ancient World, Leuven: Peeters, 2014, 233-252.
  • ‘Medical care in the Roman army during the High Empire’, in W.V. Harris (ed.), Perspectives on Popular Medicine in Classical Antiquity, Leiden: Brill, 2016, 216-230.
  • ‘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, 2017, 236-247.
  • ‘Environment’, in L. Totelin (ed.) Cultural History of Medicine in Antiquity, London, Berg/Bloomsbury, 2021, 21-41.
  • “Une offre très variée ou: comment il faut reconnaître le meilleur médecin”, in A. Verbanck-Piérard, V. Boudon-Millot et D. Gourevitch, Au temps de Galien. Un médecin grec dans l’Empire romain, Paris, 2018, 90-100.
  • “Les maladies d’Ælius Aristide, un contemporain de Galien”, in A. Verbanck-Piérard, V. Boudon-Millot et D. Gourevitch, Au temps de Galien. Un médecin grec dans l’Empire romain, Paris, 2018, 219-223.
  • ‘The involvement of provincial cities in the administration of school teaching’, in J. Price, Y. Shahar and M. Finkelberg (eds), Rome: An Empire of Many Nations, Cambridge, 2021, 135-145.