Der Neue Pauly Supplemente I Online - Band 6: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon

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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
Dt. Klass. Philologe und Religionswissenschaftler. Geb. am 23. 10. 1834 in Weilburg (Hessen), gest. am 21. 10. 1905 in Bonn. 1853–1857 Studium der Klass. Phil. in Heidelberg, Göttingen und Bonn; 1858 Prom. in Bonn bei Friedrich Wilhelm Ritschl und Christian August Brandis. 1858–1861 Lehrer am Joachimsthalschen Gymnasium in Berlin; 1861–1863 ao.Prof. in Bern; ab 1863 Prof. für Klass. Phil. in Greifswald; 1866 Berufung an die Univ. Bonn als Ritschls Nachfolger; 1902 Emeritierung. Werk und Wirkung In seinem Werk erreichte U. eine Synthese der Tendenzen und Methoden, d…