Christoph Höcker

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Christoph Höcker (* 1957 in Kiel ) is a German classical archaeologist and freelance non-fiction author.

After studying and doing his doctorate (1990) at the University of Hamburg , he worked there as a research assistant at the Archaeological Institute of the University of Hamburg from 1993 to 1997. Since 1995 he has been co-editor of the magazine Hephaestus . From 1996 to 2003, together with Burkhard Fehr and Dietrich Willers, he was co-editor of the New Pauly - Encyclopedia of Antiquity, with responsibility for the area of architectural history and also for ancient material culture. Christoph Höcker's specialist focus is on the history of architecture in antiquity, the afterlife of antiquity in the Middle Ages and modern times, and the communication of ancient studies to a wider audience. From 2001 to 2014 he held a teaching position at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture in the Department of Architecture at the ETH Zurich , which he gave up because of the acceptance of the Federal People's Initiative “Against Mass Immigration” . From 2009 to 2010 he was a lecturer at the Institute for Archeology at the University of Bern ; since 1999 various teaching positions at the University of Augsburg .


  • Antique gems (= catalogs of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Kassel. No. 15). State Art Collections Kassel, Melsungen 1988.
  • Planning and conception of the classic ring hall temples of Agrigento. Considerations for the reconstruction of building drafts from the 5th century v. Chr. Lang-Verlag, Frankfurt / Main 1993.
  • with Lambert Schneider : Phidias. Rowohlt, Reinbek / Hamburg 1993.
  • with Lambert Schneider: Greek mainland. Antiquity and Byzantium, Islam and Classicism between the Corinthian Gulf and northern Greek mountains (= DuMont Art Travel Guide ). 5th edition. Dumont Reiseverlag, Ostfildern 2011, ISBN 978-3-7701-2936-2 .
  • Ancient Rome. DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne 1997, new edition: 2005. Audio book 2007
  • Gulf of Naples and Campania (= DuMont art travel guide ). DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne 1999 (numerous new editions).
  • Greek antiquity. DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne 1999, new edition 2006, audio book 2007.
  • Architecture. DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne 2000 (numerous new editions and editions in other countries).
  • with Lambert Schneider: The Acropolis of Athens. A history of art and culture. Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 2001.
  • Lexicon of Ancient Architecture. Verlag JB Metzler, Stuttgart 2004.
  • Rome (= Reclam City Guide Architecture and Art ). Publishing house Philipp Reclam jun., Stuttgart 2008.
  • London (= Reclam City Guide Architecture and Art ). Publishing house Philipp Reclam jun., Stuttgart 2008.

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Individual evidence

  1. «Less wages, but no longer excluded» . 20 minutes online. February 19, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014.