Andreas Gruener

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Andreas Grüner (born May 4, 1973 ) is a German classical archaeologist .

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After graduating from high school at the humanistic Franz-Ludwig-Gymnasium in Bamberg, Andreas Grüner studied Classical Archeology, Classical Philology and Theology at the Universities of Bamberg and Freiburg im Breisgau from 1992 to 1997 . After the state examination, he went on to study for a doctorate in the subjects of Classical Archeology, Latin Studies and Ancient History. From 2000 to 2001 he carried out research on a scholarship within the research project “Urban Culture in the Imperial Era” at the Rome Department of the German Archaeological Institute. In 2001, Grüner became venus ordinis with his work . The change in painting and literature in the age of the Roman civil wars at the University of Freiburg.

In 2001 he did a traineeship at the Bavarian State Library in Munich as part of his training as a senior library service , and in the same year Grüner received a travel grant from the German Archaeological Institute and spent a year traveling the Mediterranean region . After returning to Germany, he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Classical Archeology at the University of Munich from 2002 to 2008 . There he completed his habilitation in 2008 with the work Capri and the system of imperial residences outside Rome. Subsequently, Grüner was an academic senior councilor, then a postdoctoral fellow at the graduate college “Forms of Prestige in Ancient Cultures” at the University of Munich. In 2009/10 he was a substitute professor at the Institute for Classical Archeology at the University of Tübingen , and in 2010 he worked as a research assistant in the joint project Vitruvius and the Techniques of Room Decoration at the Technical University of Munich . In 2011/12 he taught at the Institute for Classical Archeology at the University of Leipzig . From 2012 to 2013 he was a professor at the Institute for Classical Archeology at the University of Erlangen.

In 2013, Grüner was offered the W3 professorship for Classical Archeology at the University of Erlangen . In 2014 he was visiting professor at the Department of The History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University .

Grüner's scientific focus is on urban planning and sacral topography of ancient Rome, Roman, especially imperial villa and palace architecture, Greek architectural theory and ancient sculpture. The focus is on strategies of interior design and iconography with a focus on image science, aesthetic and technological issues. Other interests include landscape archeology in the eastern Mediterranean and the reception of antiquity in the Renaissance and National Socialism.



  • Venus ordinis. The change of painting and literature in the age of the Roman civil wars (= studies on the history and culture of antiquity. New series, 1st series, vol. 21). Schöningh, Paderborn 2004 ISBN 3-506-79071-4 .

Articles (selection)

  • From Didyma to the Reich Chancellery. An icon of National Socialism and its Hellenistic model. In: Pegasus. Berlin contributions to the afterlife of antiquity. H. 6, 2004, pp. 133-148 ( online ).
  • The Nike of Samothrace. In: Luca Giuliani (ed.): Masterpieces of ancient art. Munich 2005, pp. 50-71.
  • Architecture and aesthetics of late Republican fish farms. For the perception of cross-genre decoration systems in late Republican art. In: Archäologischer Anzeiger . 2006, H. 1, pp. 31-60.
  • Agrippa's Pantheon: Architectural Form and Urban Context. In: Gerd Graßhoff , Michael Heinzelmann , Markus Wäfler (eds.): The Pantheon in Rome. Contributions to the Conference, Bern, November 9-12, 2006 (= Bern Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science. Pantheon. Vol. 1). Bern 2009, pp. 41–68 ( online ).
  • The imperial villas in Severan times. An inventory. In: Natascha Sojc , Aloys Winterling , Ulrike Wulf-Rheidt (eds.): Palace and City in Severan Rome. Stuttgart 2013, pp. 231–286.

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