Dessau, Hermann
(423 words)

German ancient historian and epigraphist. Born 6. 4. 1856 in Frankfurt, died Berlin 12. 4. 1931. 1874–1876 studied classics at Berlin, 1876/77 at Strasbourg, doctorate there 1877; 1884 habil. in ancient history at Berlin; 1912 honorary prof. ext., 1917 honorary prof. ord. in ancient history there.

Works and influence

Tycho Mommsen, director of D.’s Frankfurt Gymnasium, put D., who was the son of a rabbi, in contact with his brother Theodor Mommsen, and D. became his student. His connection with the Corpus Inscriptionum Latin…

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Gerhardt, Thomas, “Dessau, Hermann”, 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 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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