Pohlenz, Max
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German classical philologist. Born Hänchen (Cottbus) 30. 7. 1872, died Göttingen 5. 1. 1962. Studied classical philology at Erlangen, Berlin and Göttingen; 1895 Staatsexamen (teaching certificate). Schoolteacher in Berlin from 1897; doctorate there 1898. 1906 prof. ext. in Göttingen; 1909 personal prof. ext. in Göttingen; 1916 prof. ord. in classical philology at Göttingen. 1937 retirement, though he returned to teaching at the institute in the course of its post-war reconstruction, from 1947 into the 1950s.

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Berner, Hans-Ulrich and Kipf, Stefan, “Pohlenz, Max”, 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 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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