Seeck, Otto
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Baltic German ancient historian. Born Riga 2. 2. 1850, died Münster 29. 6. 1921. After briefly studying natural sciences at Dorpat, and under the influence of reading Theodor Mommsen’s Römische Geschichte, changed to study history at Univ. of Berlin. Doctorate there 1872 [1]; and habil. 1878, for an edition of the works of Symmachus [3]. 1881 appointed to Greifswald (also thanks to Mommsen’s patronage). Taught only Roman history there until 1883 (departure of Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff); thereafter also Greek hi…

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Leppin, Hartmut, “Seeck, Otto”, 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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