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Homann-Wedeking, Ernst

    Full Name: Homann-Wedeking, Ernst

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1908

    Date Died: 2002

    Home Country/ies: Germany

    Subject Area(s): Classical


    Classical art historian; associated with the DAI during the year of Nazi dominance. Homann-Wedeking formed a group of young assistants under the direction of Walther Wrede at the DAI (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut) in Athens in late 1930s. In the post-war years, Homann-Wedeking was director of the Institut für Klassische Archäologie der Universität München, Ludwig Maximillians Universtiy, 1959-73.

    Selected Bibliography

    Die Anfänge der griechischen Grossplastik. Berlin: Gebr. Mann, 1950; Das archaische Griechenland. Baden-Baden: Holle, 1966, English, The Art of Archaic Greece. New York: Crown Publishers, 1968; Archaische Vasenornamentik in Attika, Lakonien und Ostgriechenland. Athens: Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, 1938; “Italische Nymphe.” Antike und Abendland 8 (1959): 127-132.


    “German Archaeological Institute — Athens.” Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology. Nancy Thomson de Grummond, ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996, vol. 1, pp. 495.


    "Homann-Wedeking, Ernst." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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