Otto, Walter
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German ancient historian. Born Breslau 30. 5. 1878, died Munich 1. 11. 1941. König-Wilhelm-Gymnasium; 1896–1903 studied ancient history and classical and Oriental languages at Univ. of Breslau; 1903 doctorate there. Two further semesters at Berlin; 1907 habil. at Breslau. 1907–1909 prof. ext. at Univ. of Greifswald; 1909–1914 prof. ord. there; 1914–1916 prof. ord. at Marburg, 1916–1918 at Breslau, 1918–1941 at Munich. From 1918 Member of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften [6]; [7].

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Heinen, Heinz, “Otto, Walter”, 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_00528>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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