Erbse, Hartmut
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German classical philologist. Born Rudolstadt (Thuringia) 23. 11. 1915, died Bonn, 7. 7. 2004. School at the Rudolstadt Fridericianum; from 1937 studied classical philology at Hamburg; doctorate 1941, habil. 1948, Hamburg. Thereafter univ. lecturer; 1954–1960 prof. ext., 1960–1965 prof. ord. at Hamburg (with one intervening semester deputizing at Würzburg). 1965–1968 prof. ord. at Tübingen; 1968–1984 prof. ord. at Bonn.

Work and influence

E. studied with Bruno Snell, who supervised his doctorate [1]. Ancient l…

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Lather, Ralph, “Erbse, Hartmut”, 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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