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Zschietzschmann, Willy

    Full Name: Zschietzschmann, Willy

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1900

    Date Died: 1976

    Place Born: Bautzen, Sachsen, Germany

    Place Died: Arnsburg, Hesse, Germany

    Home Country/ies: Germany

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


    Specialist in classical Greek and Roman art, particularly known for his textbooks. Succeeded Margarete Bieber as ausserplanmäßige Professor and Director of the Archaeological Institute at Giessen University, 1937-1939. Served in the military during World War II and was severely wounded in 1944, leading to leg amputation. Returned to Giessen after the war but because the university was much smaller and in danger of being eliminated, he never returned to a professorship, serving instead as a scientific advisor, and as a director at the Volkshochschule (High School) of Giessen. One of the founders of the Deutsch-Französischen Gesellschaft (German-French society) and Deutsch-Griechischen Gesellschaft (German-Greek society). For the last 18 years of his life he concentrated on the excavation and restoration of the Cistercian Monastery at Arnsburg bei Lich.

    Selected Bibliography

    Die hellenistische und römische Kunst. 1939.Baugeschicte des Philippeions von Olympia. 1944.Wettkampf- und übungsstätten in Griechenland. 1960/61.


    Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988: 276-277.


    "Zschietzschmann, Willy." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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