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Wissowa, Georg
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(Jun 17, 1859, Breslau [Wrocław] – May 11, 1931, Halle an der Saale), Latinist and historian of religion. Wissowa was an associate professor at Marburg from 1886 to 1890 and a full professor from 1890 to 1895. From 1895 to 1923 he was a professor at Halle. Two strokes in June of 1923 ended his scholarly career and marked the beginning of a long mental and physical decline. Wissowa’s influence rests primarily on his studies of Roman religion. His compendium Religion und Kultus der Römer (1902, 21912) constituted the foundation for the study of Roman religion through…

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Rüpke, Jörg, “Wissowa, Georg”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026401>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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