The heart is often used on Valentine’s Day cards and similar popular culture artifacts as a symbol of romantic love. But if you ask Dr. Orly Lewis, of the Hebrew University’s Department of Classics in the Faculty of Humanities, the heart, and how it’s defined in ancient Greek and Roman texts, could mean many other things. That’s because Lewis studies anatomical texts from ancient Greece and Rome, and how people back then explored and interpreted the living body, its structure, and its workings.
Today, Dr Lewis is working on a groundbreaking multidisciplinary research project firmly positioned in the innovative area of the digital humanities, implementing a novel and innovative model for studying ancient science and medicine.
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