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Donna Shalev

Name  Donna Shalev
Education  Brookline High School
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Donna Shalev (born 15 April 1964) is an American Israeli philologist and linguist. As of 2011, she is a senior lecturer at the Classics Department of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she teaches Greek and Latin languages and literature, and conducts research on transfer of Greek culture and texts into Arabic language and Islamic culture; Greek and Arabic medical literature as belles lettres; translation technique of the physician Hunayn ibn Ishaq; Plato and Greek dialogue literature; and Adab literature and its dialogal elements, as well as composition and embedding of belles-lettristic sources, in particular derived from Greek culture (platonic and hermetic material), in technical texts such as the 10th-century Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa, and philosophical texts such as ps.ibn-sina's 'qissat salaman wa-absal'.

Shalev has studied text as an illuminating factor, one which could shed much light on cross-cultural interests beyond the limits of language alone. As part of her extensive studies, she has also addressed the nature of "paraphrase and quotation", especially in a variety of Latin and Greek sources.


Shalev attended Brookline High School, before beginning her undergraduate studies at Princeton University. Thereafter, she studied Classics and Arabic Language and Literature at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, going on to earn her degree of D.Phil. in Classics from St. John's College at the University of Oxford. Shalev has command of several languages, including English, Hebrew, French, German, Latin, Italian, Ancient Greek and Arabic, as well as some training and reading ability in Syriac and Sanskrit. She is married to Professor Aner Shalev.


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