Reitzenstein, Richard
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German classical philologist and historian of religion. Born Breslau 2. 4. 1861, died Göttingen 23. 3. 1931. Abitur 1879, then studied theologyat Halle, then classical studies there, at Breslau and Berlin. Doctorate Berlin 1884; 1887 prof. ext. at Rostock; 1888 habil. at Breslau; 1892 prof. of classical philology at Giessen, 1893 at Strasbourg, 1911 at Freiburg, finally 1914 at Göttingen.

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After leaving school, R. first studied theology, then classics at Halle, where his te…

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Berner, Hans-Ulrich and Humar, Marcel, “Reitzenstein, Richard”, 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 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00594>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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