De Sanctis, Gaetano
(816 words)

Italian ancient historian. Born Rome 15. 10. 1870, died there 9. 4. 1957. Studied at the Univ. La Sapienza in Rome from 1888, graduating in ancient history 1892 in (laurea). 1900–1929 prof. ord. in the history of antiquity at Univ. of Turin. 1929–1931 at Sapienza in Rome. Dismissed in 1931 for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Fascists. New teaching permit awarded 1944. 1950 made a senator for life.

Scholarly background

De S. was the third son of a capitano in the Papal gendarmerie. He came from a f…

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Marcone, Arnaldo, “De Sanctis, Gaetano”, 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 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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