Günther Schörner

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Günther Schörner (born January 28, 1960 in Oberkotzau , Bavaria) is a German classical archaeologist .

Günther Schörner studied Classical Archeology, Christian Archeology , Art History , Ancient History and Prehistory and Protohistory at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen from 1981 to 1987 . He was there in 1991 with a thesis on Roman tendril friezes. PhD studies on building decoration of the late republic and the early and middle imperial period in the west of the Roman Empire . In 1991/92 Schörner was traveling the Mediterranean area as holder of the travel grant of the German Archaeological Institute . In 1993 he became a scientific assistant at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena , where he studied Classical Archeology in 1999 with the work Votive in Roman Greece. He completed his habilitation in studies of late Hellenistic and imperial art and religious history and then worked as a research assistant until 2000 and became senior research assistant in 2000. In 2001 he was again a scholarship holder of the German Archaeological Institute and, as such, traveled to the United States of America with the USA scholarship . In 2004 Schörner became a university lecturer in Jena, and in 2006 a research associate again. From April 1, 2010, he was professor at the Institute for Classical Archeology at the University of Erlangen, and since September 1, 2011, he has been Professor for Classical Archeology at the University of Vienna .

Schörner deals with the cults in the Imperium Romanum , the rural settlements in the Roman Empire, with Romanization , Greek painting and Greek cult iconography . In northern Etruria he took part in excavations of the rural settlement area Il Monte until 2010 , and since 2011 he has carried out archaeological research on the Molino San Vincenzo site . In Jordan , he carried out a research project on landscape development and reconstruction in the Decapolis region from 2014 to 2017 and has also been conducting archaeological surveys in Tuscany since 2015 .


  • Editor with Angelika Geyer and Verena Paul-Zinserling : The Jena painter. A pottery workshop in classical Athens. Fragments of Attic drinking bowls from the collection of ancient cabaret at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. Reichert, Wiesbaden 1996 ISBN 3-88226-864-6
  • Votives in Roman Greece. Studies on the history of art and religion from the late Hellenistic and Imperial times , Steiner, Stuttgart 2003 ISBN 3-515-07688-3 (Colloquium on Classical Studies, Volume 7)
  • with Hans Rupprecht Goette : The Pan-Grotto of Vari , von Zabern, Mainz 2004 ISBN 3-8053-3363-3 (Writings on the historical regional studies of Greece, Volume 1)
  • Roman tendril friezes. Investigations into the building decoration of the late republic and the early and middle imperial period in the west of the Imperium Romanum , von Zabern, Mainz 2005 ISBN 3-8053-1733-6 (Contributions to the development of Hellenistic and imperial sculpture and architecture, volume 15)
  • Editor: Romanization - Romanization. Theoretical Models - Practical Case Studies , Oxford 2005 (BAR International Series 1427)
  • Editor with Darja Šterbenc Erker: Media of Religious Communication in the Imperium Romanum , Steiner, Stuttgart 2008 ISBN 978-3-515-09188-6 ( Potsdam Classical Studies , Volume 24)
  • Life in the country. 'Il Monte' near San Gimignano: A Roman site and its context , Phoibos, Vienna 2013, ISBN 978-3-85161-092-5

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