Ross, Ludwig
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German classical archaeologist and philologist. Born Depenau (Holstein) 22. 7. 1806, died Halle 6. 8. 1859. 1826 studied classical philology at Kiel, 1829 doctorate there; 1831 studied at Leipzig. 1832 study tour of Greece; became ephor (superintendent) of antiquities for the Peloponnese there 1833, and was from 1834 to 1836 head of the antiquities service. 1837–1843 prof. of archaeology at Univ. of Athens; from 1843 (but appointment initially deferred) prof. of classical archaeology at Univ. of Halle an der Saale.


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Minner, Ina E., “Ross, Ludwig”, 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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