Ernst Langlotz

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Ernst Langlotz (born July 6, 1895 in Ronneburg (Thuringia) , † June 4, 1978 in Bonn ) was a German classical archaeologist .

The son of a weaving mill owner attended the König-Albert-Gymnasium in Leipzig from December 1, 1906 until the emergency maturity test in 1914 . He then studied classical archeology, classical philology and art history in Leipzig and Munich. In 1921 he received his doctorate with Franz Studniczka in Leipzig with the work on the time determination of the strict red-figure vase painting and the simultaneous sculpture . A scholarship led him to Greece, after which he was briefly assistant to Ludwig Curtius in Heidelberg. In 1923/24 he received a travel grant from the German Archaeological Institute . The meeting with Ernst Buschor in Athens and the connection to the George Circle were formative . In 1925, with the work Early Greek Sculpture Schools, he completed his habilitation in Würzburg, where he worked as a private lecturer and curator at the antique collection of the Martin von Wagner Museum . In 1931 he became an adjunct professor in Jena, and in the summer semester of 1933 he moved to the University of Frankfurt am Main . From January 1, 1941 to 1963, he taught as a professor of classical archeology at the University of Bonn and was director of the Academic Art Museum .

His most important research field was the Greek sculpture of the 6th and 5th centuries BC. Chr.

Fonts (selection)

  • Studies of northeast Greek art. Mainz 1975.
  • Greek art today. Frankfurt am Main 1973.
  • Phidias and the Parthenon Frieze. Stuttgart 1965.
  • The art of the western Greeks in Sicily and southern Italy. Munich 1963.
  • The representation of man in Greek art. Bonn 1948.


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  1. Annual report of the König-Albert-Gymnasium in Leipzig on the school year from Easter 1914 to Easter 1915 , Leipzig 1915, p. 24.