Boris Chrubasik

Associate Professor
LI 115 (St. George) | NE 4272 (Mississauga)


Fields of Study


Boris Chrubasik is Assistant Professor of Greek History and Classics at the University of Toronto.

Currently, Dr. Chrubasik’s research focusses on the political and cultural history of the Eastern Mediterranean from the Achaemenid to the late Hellenistic periods. He has a particular interest in questions of social power, ranging from ideas of kingship in the Seleukid empire—the largest of the successor states that emerged after the death of Alexander the Great—to the relationship between local power-holders and larger empires. He also works on questions of cross-cultural exchange between Greek and non-Greek communities in the regions of southern Asia Minor and the Levant.

In the Classical Civilization program in the Department of Historical Studies he teaches a wide range of Greek history courses ranging from the second millennium to the first century of our era. Current course offerings include: Introduction to Greek history (CLA230H5); Early Greece (CLA360H5); Classical Greece (CLA361H5); The Hellenistic Period (CLA362H5), the Persian Empire and Roman Anatolia (both offered as CLA390H5). He also enjoys supervising undergraduate students through Independent Reading Courses and the Research Opportunity Program (ROP).

Dr. Chrubasik also teaches and supervises graduate students at the Department of Classics at the university’s St George Campus. His most recent course offerings there included Greek Epigraphy, and Hellenistic Jewish history through Josephus’ Antiquities. He would be delighted to hear from potential graduate students interested in working with him.

Originally from Germany, he took two degrees in Greek history at the University of Oxford (MSt, DPhil). After his graduation he taught for a year at Oxford and was a research fellow at the University of Exeter (UK) before he joined the University of Toronto in 2013. He is co-appointed between Historical Studies and Classics.


DPhil, Oxford University