Franz Egermann

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Franz Egermann (born February 13, 1905 in Rosenberg ; † July 9, 1989 in Munich ; full name: Franz Joseph Egermann ) was a German classical philologist .

Egermann was born in the Bohemian Rosenberg (today: Rožmberk nad Vltavou ). He attended high schools in Linz and Prague. At the suggestion of his teachers there, he studied Classical Philology at the University of Vienna , where he was particularly influenced by Hans von Arnim and Heinrich Gomperz . Both recommended him to continue his studies in Berlin . In Berlin, Egermann attended courses with Werner Jaeger , Eduard Norden , Ulrich Wilcken , Ludwig Deubner and Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff and deepened his study of Plato . After six semesters, he was in 1928 with the dissertation The Platonic letters VII and VIII PhD , of Wilamowitz in Gnomon was positively reviewed. In 1930 Egermann completed his habilitation in Greifswald and was appointed a private lecturer, and in 1934 a non-official extraordinary professor. From 1942 he served as a soldier in the Wehrmacht . When the University of Frankfurt am Main wanted to appoint him in 1943, the party headquarters of the NSDAP prevented it .

After the end of the Second World War , Egermann did not return to Greifswald. From the summer semester of 1948, he represented the chair for Greek Philology at the University of Munich , which Rudolf Pfeiffer, who had returned from emigration, took over again in 1951 . Egermann was then appointed as a regular associate professor, in 1955 as a personal professor and in 1962 as a regular professor. In 1970 he retired .


  • Joachim Dalfen : Franz Egermann † . In: Gnomon . Vol. 62 (1990), pp. 755-757.

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