Walther Ludwig#

Walther Ludwig
Email:walther.ludwig 'at' uni-hamburg.de
Membership Number:713
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2005 Cassamarca Foundation Visiting Professor, University of Western Australia, Perth
  • 1994- Professor emeritus University of Hamburg
  • 1992-1994 Dean of the Faculty for Historical Studies
  • 1976-1994 Professor for Classical Studies
  • 1971-1976 Chairman of the Department of Greek and Latin, Columbia University, New York
  • 1970-1976 Professor of Greek and Latin, Columbia University, New York
  • 1966-1970 Professor for Classical Studies, University of Frankfurt/Main
  • 1964-1976 Director of the Institute for Classical Studies, University of Frankfurt/Main
  • 1966-1967 Visiting Professor of Classics, Stanford University, Palo Alto
  • 1964-1966 Associate Professor for Classical Studies, University of Frankfurt/Main
  • 1961-1964 Reader in Classics, University of Munich
  • 1959-1961 Lecturer in Classics, University of Munich
  • 1955-1958 Lecturer in Classics, Free University of Berlin

Fields of Scholarship
  • Greek tragedy and comedy
  • Hellenistic epigrams
  • Roman comedy
  • Horace
  • Ovid
  • Prudentius
  • Edition and interpretation
  • Structure and intertextuality
  • Latin literature in Early modern times
  • Humanism and Renaissance research
  • Latin texts relevant for the history of religion, art, medicine and university
  • History of Classical scholarship
  • Classical studies in the time of the German National Socialism
  • Latin in modern society and in scholarship of our times
  • South German regional history and genealogy

Honours and Awards
  • 2009 Carl Friedich Gauß medal pro summis literarum meritis of the Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft
  • 2006 22nd Annual Tracy Lecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2004 Joachim Jungius medal for scholarly excellence of the Joachim Jungius Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Hamburg
  • Member of the German Academies of Erfurt, Göttingen and Hamburg and of the Society of Scholars in Braunschweig
  • Honorary member of the Polish Philological Society
  • 1989-94 Vice President of the Féderation International des Associations des Études Classiques
  • 1988-91 President of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies
  • 1978-83 President of the Mommsen Gesellschaft
  • 1974 Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societes
  • 1970 Member of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, New Jersey
  • 1962 Junior Fellow of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington D.C.
  • 1955 Ph. D. University of Tübingen

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