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

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Burck, Erich
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German classical philologist. Born Grimma 30. 11. 1901, died Kiel 10. 01. 1994. 1921–1926 studied classical philology and history at Univ. of Leipzig, doctorate there 1925. Habil. 1931 Münster. 1935 prof. ext. in Kiel, 1938 prof. ord. of classical philology there. Retired 1970.

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At Leipzig, B. was strongly influenced by Richard Heinze and shared his preoccupation with demonstrating the independent worth of Latin literature against its Greek antecedents. B. wrote many essays…

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Joho, Tobias, “Burck, Erich”, 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 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00100>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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