Chantraine, Heinrich
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German ancient historian and numismatist. Born 10. 2. 1929 in Betzdorf/Sieg, died 9. 12. 2002 in Mossautal. 1948–1954 studied classical philology and history at Mainz; 1955 doctorate and 1965 habil, also Mainz. From 1965 prof. ord. of ancient history at Univ. of Mannheim; Rector there 1985–1988.

Background and work

The son of a doctor, C. found his way to classical studies as a student. His chief influence at Mainz was the ancient historian Hans-Ulrich Instinsky. His doctorate [1] examined chr…

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Rebenich, Stefan, “Chantraine, Heinrich”, 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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00125>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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