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

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Schmitthenner, Walter
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German ancient historian. Born Mannheim 11. 7. 1916, died Freiburg 8. 9. 1997. School in Mannheim and Heidelberg; studied at Berlin, Heidelberg and Basel; doctorate 1949 from Heidelberg; habil. there 1959. 1958 doctorate (PhD) from Oxford; deputy professorship then prof. ord. 1961 at Saarbrücken; 1967 prof. ord. at Freiburg; retired 1984.

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S.’s studies of history and classical philology were interrupted several times by war service. In 1949, he took his Heidelberg doctorate with a …

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Wendt, Christian, “Schmitthenner, Walter”, 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_00651>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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