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Boehringer, Erich

    Image Credit: ArchInForm

    Full Name: Boehringer, Erich

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1897

    Date Died: 1971

    Place Born: Hamburg, Germany

    Place Died: Hamburg, Germany

    Home Country/ies: Germany

    Subject Area(s): Ancient Greek (culture or style), Antique, the, and Classical


    Specialist in classical Greek and Roman iconography, and president of the deutsches archäologisches Institut (German Archaeological Institute, or DAI) 1954-1960. Decorated during military service in World War I, a member of the circle around Stefan George, and the model for George’s poem “Einem jungen Führer im Ersten Weltkrieg.” A student of Theodor Wiegand, and also his assistant at the Pergamon excavation 1927-1931. Began teaching at the University of Greifswald in 1934, and was appointed ordinary Professor there in 1943. After World War II, moved to Göttingen, where he organized the Akademische Burse Göttingen, the first postwar German experiment in student dormitory life, modeled on the English college system. Taught iconography and numismatics at the University of Göttingen (1946-1954).

    Selected Bibliography

    Die Münzen von Syrakus. 1929. [with F. Krauss] Das Temenos für den Herrscherkult. 1937. [with Akos v. Szalay] Die hellenistischen Arsenale. 1937. [with Robert Boehringer] Der Caesar von Acireale. 1933. Homer. Bildnisse und Nachweise. 1939.


    Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988: 272-273.


    "Boehringer, Erich." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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