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

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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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Usener, Hermann

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Author(s): Fornaro, Sotera
German classical philologist and religious scholar. Born Weiburg (Hessen) 23. 10. 1834, died Bonn 21. 10. 1905. 1853–1857 studied classical philology at Heidelberg, Göttingen and Bonn; 1858 doctorate at Bonn with Friedrich Wilhelm Ritschl and Christian August Brandis. 1858–1861 teacher at the Joachimsthalsches Gymnasium in Berlin. 1861–1863 prof. ext. at Bern; from 1863 prof. of classical philology at Greifswald. 1866 appointed to succeed Ritschl at the Univ. of Bonn. Retired 1902. Work and influence In his work, U. achieved a synthesis of the trends and methods that …