Busolt, Georg
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German ancient historian. Born Insterburg 13. 11. 1850, died Göttingen 2. 9. 1920. School at Insterburg; studied history and philosophy at Königsberg; doctorate there 1875, diss. on epistemology and metaphysics in Spinoza; 1878 habil. in ancient history at Univ. of Königsberg. From 1879 prof. ext., from 1881 prof. ord. at Univ. of Kiel; 1897 appointed to Univ. of Göttingen.

Work and influence

Among B.’s output, two major works without doubt stand out [6]; [7]: His Griechische Geschichte [6] forms one of several surveys o…

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Linke, Bernhard, “Busolt, Georg”, 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 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00106>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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