Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary

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Edited by: Peter Kuhlmann (Göttingen) and Helmuth Schneider (Kassel)

This compendium gives a comprehensive overview of the history of classical studies. Alphabetically arranged, it provides biographies of over 700 scholars from the fourteenth century onwards who have made their mark on the study of Antiquity. These include the lives, careers and works of classical philologists, archaeologists, ancient historians, students of epigraphy, numismatics, papyrology, Egyptology and the Ancient Near East, philosophers, anthropologists, social scientists, art historians, collectors and writers. The biographies put the scholars in their social, political and cultural contexts while focusing on their scholarly achievements and their contributions to modern classical scholarship.

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Zasius, Ulrich

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Author(s): Schröder, Jan
German Humanist and jurist. Born Konstanz 1461, died Freiburg 24. 11. 1535. 1481–1483 studied at Tübingen, primarily artes liberales. Then became episcopal notary at the officialate of Konstanz, then town clerk of Baden (Aargau, Switzerland). 1494–1496 and again 1502 town clerk of Freiburg (Breisgau), spending the intervening period as director of the Freiburg Lateinschule and studying law at the faculty of law there. 1501 doctorate, 1506 prof. ord. in law ( lectura ordinaria legum). In Freiburg until his death, working as a teacher and writer on law, much in demand …

Zeller, Eduard

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Author(s): Ludwig, Kerstin
German theologian and philosopher. Born Eduard Gottlob Z., Kleinbottwar (Stuttgart), 22. 1. 1814, died Stuttgart 19. 3. 1908. From 1831, studied philosophy and theology at Tübingen, doctorate 1836, 1840 habil. at the theological faculty there. 1847 appointed prof. ext. in Bern, becoming prof. ord. in theology there in 1849. From 1849 prof. ord. in philosophy at Marburg, from 1862 appointed to Heidelberg. 1872 appointed to Berlin; retired 1894. Member of the Prussian, Bavarian and Austrian Akademien der Wissenschaften. 1887 order Pour le mérite. Career Z., the son of a Württembe…