Former Grantee receives an award September 19, 2008Posted by gwennis48 in Grantee Communications.
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Professor Benjamin Isaac, a professor at the University of Tel Aviv, was the recipient for several years of an LIRF grant for his project to map the Roman Roads in Israel. He has recently been awarded the Israel Prize for General History. Here is the brief write-up from the Friends of Tel Aviv University:
An authority on the history of Rome and its eastern provinces, including the Land of Israel, Benjamin Isaac is one of the few classicists worldwide to combine expertise in Greek and Roman sources, archaeological finds and Talmudic literature. He was additionally cited for his findings on the roots of racism in the ancient world, which have had sweeping implications in the field; his in-depth and systematic analysis of Roman rule in the Middle East; and his standing as an exceptional teacher.