Franz Bömer

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Franz Bömer

Franz Bömer (born March 14, 1911 in Bochum ; † January 27, 2004 in Hamburg ) was a German classical philologist and teacher.


Bömer studied at the University of Bonn and received his doctorate there in 1934 with a thesis on Latin Neoplatonism and Claudianus Mamertus . In 1933 Bömer joined the SA , and in 1937 the NSDAP . From 1935 to 1937 he worked for the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae and completed his habilitation in Berlin in 1939 with a thesis on the Roman ancestral cult. In 1944 he became an adjunct professor. After the Second World War, Bömer began teaching in 1948. From 1955 until his retirement in 1974 he was director of the Wilhelm-Gymnasium in Hamburg.

Bömer was one of the editors of the magazine Gymnasium from 1951 to 1999 . He also remained scientifically active in the school service and created, among other things, complete commentaries on Ovid's Metamorphoses and Fasti . In addition, Bömer also dealt with the religion of the slaves in Greece and Rome.

From 1961 until his death in 2004 he lived in Norderstedt near Hamburg.


  • Latin Neoplatonism and New Pythagoreanism and Claudianus Mamertus in language and philosophy . Harrassowitz, Leipzig 1936.
  • Ancestor cult and belief in ancient Rome . Teubner, Leipzig 1943.
  • Rome and Troy: Investigations into the early history of Rome . Publishing house for art and science, Baden-Baden 1951.
  • P. Ovidius Naso, Die Fasten. Winter, Heidelberg, 1957-1958.
  • Studies on the religion of slaves in Greece and Rome . 4 parts. Steiner, Wiesbaden 1958–1963 (= treatises of the humanities and social sciences class of the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz. Born 1957, No. 7, Born 1960, No. 1, Born 1961, No. 4, Born 1963, No. . 10). Part 1 in 2nd edition 1981, ISBN 3-515-03646-6 . Part 3 in 2nd edition 1990,.
    • Part One: The Most Important Cults and Religions in Rome and the Latin West.
    • Second part: the so-called sacred release in Greece and the (δοὗλοι) ἱεροί.
    • Third part: The most important cults of the Greek world.
    • Fourth part: Epilegomena.
  • P. Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses: Commentary . 9 volumes. Carl Winter University Press, Heidelberg 1969–2006.


  • Thanks to Franz Bömer . In: Gymnasium , Vol. 107 (2000), before p. 1.
  • Richard Klein: Franz Bömer † . In: Gnomon . Volume 77 (2005), pp. 189-191
  • Hans-Peter de Lorent: Franz Bömer . In: Perpetrator profiles , Volume 2. State Center for Political Education, Hamburg 2017, ISBN 978-3-946246-13-8 .

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Individual evidence

  1. Hans-Peter de Lorent: Franz Bömer . In: Täterprofile , Volume 2. Hamburg 2017.