Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary

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Subject: Classical Studies

Edited by: Peter Kuhlmann (Göttingen) and Helmuth Schneider (Kassel)

This compendium gives a comprehensive overview of the history of classical studies. Alphabetically arranged, it provides biographies of over 700 scholars from the fourteenth century onwards who have made their mark on the study of Antiquity. These include the lives, careers and works of classical philologists, archaeologists, ancient historians, students of epigraphy, numismatics, papyrology, Egyptology and the Ancient Near East, philosophers, anthropologists, social scientists, art historians, collectors and writers. The biographies put the scholars in their social, political and cultural contexts while focusing on their scholarly achievements and their contributions to modern classical scholarship.

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Oertel, Friedrich

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Author(s): Palme, Bernhard
German ancient historian. Born Leipzig 21. 5. 1884, died Bonn 15. 1. 1975. School, then studies of classical philology, modern history and economics at Leipzig. 1911 doctorate on Egyptian administrative liturgy, then assistant to Karl Julius Beloch. Served in World War I, then from 1918 assistant to Johannes Kromayer at Leipzig, 1920 habil there. 1922–1929 prof. ord. in ancient history at Univ. of Graz. He turned down appointments to Cologne (1926), Freiburg im Breisgau (1926) and Prague (1927).…