Emil Huebner

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Emil Huebner

Ernst Willibald Emil Huebner (born July 7, 1834 in Düsseldorf , † February 21, 1901 in Berlin ) was a German classical philologist and epigraphist .


Emil Hübner was the son of the painter, professor and gallery director Julius Hübner and his wife Pauline , née Bendemann (a sister of the painter Eduard Bendemann ). His youngest brother Eduard (1842–1918) studied painting, his brother Hans Hübner (1837–1884) later became professor of chemistry in Göttingen. Emil Hübner's sons Heinrich (1869–1945) and Ulrich (1872–1932) also became painters, and his third son Rudolf (1864–1945) became a legal historian. Hübner's wife Marie (1839-1896), the godchild of Hübner's mother Pauline, was a daughter of the historian Johann Gustav Droysen .

Emil Hübner attended grammar school in Dresden and studied in Berlin and Bonn since 1851. He received his doctorate from Friedrich Ritschl in Bonn in 1854 with a dissertation on Quaestiones onomatologicae Latinae and completed his habilitation in Berlin in 1859 with the text De senatus populique Romani actis . He carried out epigraphic research trips to Italy, Spain and Portugal and in 1863 became associate professor, in 1870 full professor of classical philology at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin .


Hübner was particularly active in the field of Latin epigraphy . He was one of Theodor Mommsen's most important collaborators at the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum and published its volumes 2 with the inscriptions of the Hispanic peninsula (1869, with a supplement 1892) and 7 with the inscriptions of Britain (1873), plus a special volume with illustrations (1885) . He was also the editor of the magazine Hermes , but had to resign from this position in 1881 after a dispute with Mommsen and Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff . He also wrote articles for the real encyclopedia of classical antiquity .


  • Quaestiones onomatologicae Latinae. Phil. Diss. Bonn 1854.
  • De senatus populique Romani actis. Teubner, Leipzig 1859 (habilitation thesis).
  • Inscriptiones Hispaniae Latinae. Reimer, Berlin 1869; Reprint de Gruyter, Berlin 1974, ISBN 3-11-003187-6 (Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, 2).
    Supplement . 1892; Reprinted in 1962.
  • Inscriptiones Hispaniae christianae. 2 volumes. 1871-1900; Reprint Olms, Hildesheim 1975, ISBN 3-487-05483-3 .
  • Inscriptiones Britanniae Latinae. Reimer, Berlin 1873; Reprinted 1996, ISBN 3-11-003194-9 (Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, 7).
  • Floor plan for lectures on the history and encyclopedia of classical philology. Weidmann, Berlin 1876; 2nd edition udT: Bibliography of classical antiquity. Floor plan for lectures on the history and encyclopedia of classical philology. Hertz, Berlin 1889; Reprint Olms, Hildesheim 1973, ISBN 3-487-04737-3 .
  • Statues of Gaulish warriors in Portugal and Galicia . In: Archäologische Zeitung , Vol. 19 (1861), No. 154, Col. 185–195.
  • The Roman Army in Britain . In: Hermes 16, 1881, pp. 513-584.
  • Exempla scripturae epigraphicae Latinae. A Caesaris dictatoris morte ad aetatem Justiniani. Berlin 1885; Reprinted 1979, ISBN 3-11-004139-1 (Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, Auctarium).
  • Correspondência epistolar entre Emílio Huebner e Martins Sarmento: arqueologia e Epigrafia; 1879-1899. Coligida e antoada por Mário Cardozo. Soc. Martins Sarmento, Guimarães 1947.
  • Roman rule in Western Europe (anthology of previous writings), Berlin 1890; Reprint of the original : Europäische Geschichtsverlag egv, Paderborn 2011, ISBN 978-3-86382-214-9 , 296 pages


  • Huebner, Emil . In: Joseph Kürschner (Ed.): German literature calendar for the year 1901. Vol. 23, Leipzig 1901, Col. 622.
  • MR de Berlanga: (Necrología) Emilio Huebner . In: Revista de la Asociacion Artistico-Arqueologica Barcelonesa 3, 1901-1902, pp. 185-210; 313-321.
  • Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve : (Necrology) Emil Huebner. In: American Journal of Philology . 22, 1901, No. 1, pp. 113f. ( JSTOR 288696 ).
  • Eduardo Saavedra: Necrología. Emil Huebner . In: Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia 39, 1901, pp. 413-419 ( pdf ).
  • Armin Stylow : From Emil Huebner on the new edition of CIL II. Appendix: On a new Pales inscription from Mirobriga. In: Madrider Mitteilungen 36, 1995, pp. 17-29
  • Stefan Heid : Art. Emil Hübner, in: Stefan Heid, Martin Dennert (Hrsg.): Person lexicon for Christian archeology. Researchers and personalities from the 16th to the 21st century, Schnell & Steiner, Regensburg 2012, Vol. 1, pp. 663–664, ISBN 978-3-7954-2620-0

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