Bernhard Zimmermann

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Bernhard Zimmermann at the Federal Congress of the German Classical Philology Association 2010 in Freiburg im Breisgau.

Bernhard Zimmermann (born October 3, 1955 in Konstanz ) is a German classical philologist ( Graezist ).

Bernhard Zimmermann attended elementary school in Constance from 1962 to 1966 and the humanistic grammar school there from 1966 to 1974. After military service 1974–1975, he studied classical philology at the University of Konstanz from 1975 to 1980 . In 1980 he completed his studies with the first state examination and an MA. 1981 followed a research stay at the Institute of Classical Studies in London . From 1982 to 1990 he was a permanent lecturer for Latin at the teachers' seminar in Kreuzlingen ( Thurgau ). He received his doctorate in 1983 and then worked as a research assistant at the University of Konstanz under Hans-Joachim Newiger , who has been a university assistant since 1985. In 1988 he completed his habilitation in Classical Philology and was a private lecturer in Konstanz from 1989–1990.

Since the summer semester 1989 he has been a permanent guest lecturer at the University of Basel . From 1990 to 1992 he took on an assistant professorship at the University of Zurich , before he accepted an appointment at the University of Düsseldorf in the winter semester 1992/1993 , where he held a C4 professorship. In 1997 he moved to the University of Freiburg , where he has been a C4 professor since then. In 1999/2000 he was dean of the philological faculty.

From 2000 to 2004, Zimmermann was an expert appraiser for the German Research Foundation and from 2000 to 2012 a member of the board of trustees of the Humanism Today Foundation , of which he has been the managing director since 2013. From December 2000 to May 2011 he was chairman of the German Classical Philology Association in South Baden, and from 2001 to 2011 he was also state chairman for Baden-Württemberg . From February 2011 to January 2015 he was federal chairman of the DAV. Since 2006 he has been a member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities , from 2012 to 2014 he was secretary of its philosophy and history class. He has been a member of the Academia Europaea since 2011 . In 2014 he was elected a corresponding member of the Academy of Athens . He was in 2016 from the Faculty of Philology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , the honorary doctorate awarded.

Zimmermann is married and has two children.

Fonts (selection)

Zimmermann's work has been translated into many languages.

  • Investigations into the form and dramatic technique of Aristophanian comedies. 3 volumes. 1984-1987;
    • Volume 1: Parodos and Amoibaion (= contributions to classical philology. 154). Hain, Königstein 1984, ISBN 3-445-02307-7 (at the same time: Konstanz, Universität, dissertation, 1983; 2nd, reviewed edition, ibid 1985);
    • Volume 2: The other lyrical parts (= contributions to classical philology. 166). Hain, Königstein 1985, ISBN 3-445-02349-2 ;
    • Volume 3: Metric analyzes (= contributions to classical philology. 178). Athenaeum, Frankfurt am Main 1987, ISBN 3-610-09002-2 .
  • The Greek tragedy. An introduction (= Artemis introductions. 29). Artemis, Munich et al. 1986, ISBN 3-7608-1329-1 .
  • Dithyrambos. History of a genus (= Hypomnemata. Investigations into antiquity and its afterlife . 98). Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, Göttingen 1992, ISBN 3-525-25197-1 (also: Konstanz, Universität, habilitation paper, 1989).
  • The Greek Comedy. Artemis & Winkler, Düsseldorf et al. 1998, ISBN 3-538-07069-5 .
  • Europe and the Greek tragedy. From cultic play to contemporary theater (= Fischer. 60163). Fischer Taschenbuch-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2000, ISBN 3-596-60163-0 .
  • Sophocles, King Oedipus (= Reclams Universal Library . 16038, Explanations and Documents. ). Reclam, Stuttgart 2003, ISBN 3-15-016038-3 .
  • Epicurus: Philosophy of Happiness (= Small Library of World Wisdom. 13 = German 34377). Translated, selected and with an afterword by Bernhard Zimmermann. Deutscher Taschenbuch-Verlag et al., Munich et al. 2006, ISBN 3-423-34377-X .

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