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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Wace, Alan

(620 words)

Author(s): Dickinson, Oliver
British archaeologist. Born Alan John Bayard W. 13. 7. 1879, died Athens 9. 11. 1957. 1898–1901 studied classics at Cambridge, 1906 MA 1902–1911 member of the British School at Athens (BSA), librarian there 1905/06. 1912–1914 lecturer in ancient history and archaeology. 1914–1923 director of the BSA. 1915–1919 war …

Wackernagel, Jacob

(466 words)

Author(s): Visser, Edzard
Swiss Indo-European scholar. Born Basel 11. 12. 1853, died there 22. 5. 1938. Studied classics, Germanic studies and history at Basel, Göttingen, Leipzig and Oxford; 1875 doctorate at Basel. 1876 priv.-doz. there in Greek language and literature and Sanskrit; 1879 prof. ext., 1881 prof. ord. there. From 1902 prof. ord. in comparative linguistics at Göttingen, 1915–1936 at Basel in the same capacity; retired 1936. Career and works W., the son of the Germanist Wilhelm W., who had been appointed to Basel from Berlin, immediately followed up his studies and doctora…

Walde, Alois

(439 words)

Author(s): Kuhlmann, Peter
Austrian linguist and Indo-European scholar. Born Innsbruck 30. 1…

Warburg, Aby

(1,120 words)

Author(s): Freigang, Christian
German art historian and cultural scholar. Born Hamburg 13. 6. 1866, died there 26. 10. 1929. 1886–1892 studied art history etc. with Karl Justi, Hermann Usener and Karl Lamprecht at Bonn, then, when Justi refused to supervise his dissertation, at Strasbourg with Hubert Janitschek and Adolf Michaelis. 1895/96 visited United States, where he studied Native American rituals. Then spent time in Florence. From 1904 private scholar in Hamburg; refused several teaching positions. From 1905, made his s…

Ward-Perkins, John Bryan

(824 words)

Author(s): Heitz, Christian | Graepler, Daniel
British classical archaeologist. Born Bromley, Kent, 3. 2. 1912, died Cirencester 28. 5. 1981. Attended Winchester College, 1934 BA from New College, Oxford; 1935 scholarship to the British School at Rome. 1936–1939 assistant at London Museum; 1939 prof. of archaeology at the Royal Univ. of Malta. 1943–1945 director of the Allied Sub-Commission for Monuments and Fine Arts in Italy; 1946–1974 head of the British School at Rome (BSR). Honorary doctorates from Birmingham (1955) and Alberta (1969); 1974–1979 president of the Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica. …

Weber, Wilhelm

(451 words)

Author(s): Baltrusch, Ernst
German ancient historian. Born Heidelberg 28. 12. 1882, died Berlin 21. 11. 1948. Studied classical and German philology, history, archaeology and art history at Heidelberg. Doctorate 1906 with Alfred von Domaszewski; habil. 1911, also Heidelberg. 1911 prof. ord. in history at

Welcker, Friedrich Gottlieb

(478 words)

Author(s): Fornaro, Sotera
German classical philologist and archaeologist. Born Grünberg (Giessen) 4. 11. 1784, died Bonn 17. 12. 1868. Studied theology at the Univ. of Giessen from 1801, dissertation there 1803. 1804 lecturer at Faculty of Theology there. Tour of Italy 1806. From 1808, prof. of Greek literature and archaeology at Univ. of Giessen. 1816–1818 prof. of Greek literature at the Univ. of Göttingen, from 1819 at the Univ. of Bonn. Also at Bonn, senior librarian of the newly-founded univ. library. Travels to Greece and Italy 1841–1843. Work and influence W., who from 1806 to 1808 was a private tutor in the household of Wilhelm von Humboldt, like his employer made a significant contribution to the central role accorded to antiquity within the German educational system and the development of philology as an academic subject. Seeing philology, archaeology and the history…

Welskopf-Henrich, Liselotte

(490 words)

Author(s): Herrmann-Otto, Elisabeth
German ancient historian and author. Born Elisabeth Charlotte W., Munich, 15. 9. 1901, died Garmisch-Partenkirchen 16. 6. 1979. Abitur 1921 in Berlin; 1921–1925 studied there. Author from 1923; 1925 doctorate in Berlin. 1925–1928 company statistician; 1928–1945 advisor in the Statistisches Reichsamt Berlin; 1943–1945 active resistance to the National Socialist regime. Member of the Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands (KPD, Communist Party of Germany) 1946, later of the Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands (SED, Socialist Unity Party). 1949–1952 doctoral ca…