Bernoulli, Johann Jacob
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Swiss archaeologist. Born 18. 1. 1831 in Basel, died there 22. 7. 1913. Studied German philology and classics at Basel and Berlin; 1854 Berlin diss. on the political views of Tacitus. 1860 habil. at Basel; 1874 prof. ext.; 1895 first prof. ord. of archaeology, also Basel [14].

Work and influence

B. is renowned above all for his systematic publications on Greek and Roman portraiture [6]; [7]; [9]; [10]; [11]; [12]. In them, he relied explicitly on the works of Ennio Quirino Visconti, whose authoritative Iconographie grecque (1811…

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Boschung, Dietrich, “Bernoulli, Johann Jacob”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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