Georg Petzl

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Georg Petzl (born October 23, 1941 in Cologne ) is a German classical philologist and epigraphist .


After studying classical philology at the University of Cologne , Petzl received his doctorate in 1967 from Reinhold Merkelbach with a thesis on the ancient reception of Homer . He then studied epigraphy and numismatics from 1968 to 1969 and from 1970 to 1971 as a scholarship holder of the Volkswagen Foundation and the German Research Foundation in Paris , with Louis Robert among others .

From 1969 until his retirement, Petzl worked as an academic councilor (later senior councilor and academic director) at the University of Cologne. He completed his habilitation there in 1983 with the Corpus of the Inscriptions of Smyrna and was appointed adjunct professor in 1989. Since 1992 he has been a corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute . Petzl has been a visiting professor and scholarship holder in Paris and the USA several times . In the years 1986/87 he was a fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies at Harvard University , 1995/96 a member and 1998/99 visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton .

The main focus of Petzl's research activities are the inscriptions of Asia Minor , especially the city of Smyrna and Lydia , where he stayed several times for epigraphic studies.


In his free time, Petzl goes rowing and is an active member of the Cologne Rowing Society 1891 , where he is also involved as a press attendant and publisher of the club's own member magazine.


  • Ancient discussions of the two Nekyiai . Hain, Meisenheim 1969, without ISBN.
  • The inscriptions from Smyrna . 2 parts in 3 volumes. Habelt, Bonn 1982–1990, without ISBN.
  • The Lycian twelve gods reliefs . Habelt, Bonn 1994, ISBN 3-7749-2675-1 (with Brigitte Freyer-Schauenburg ).
  • The confessional inscriptions of Western Asia Minor . Habelt, Bonn 1994, without ISBN.
  • The confessional inscriptions in Roman Asia Minor and the godly and just God . Westdeutscher Verlag, Opladen 1998, ISBN 3-531-07355-9 .
  • Hadrian and the Dionysian Artists. Three letters from the emperor to the artists' association newly found in Alexandria Troas . Habelt, Bonn 2006, ISBN 978-3-7749-3507-5 (with Elmar Schwertheim ).
  • Philadelpheia et ager Philadelphenus . Publishing house of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna 2007, ISBN 978-3-7001-3736-8 ( Tituli Asiae minoris , Vol. 5, Fasc. 3).

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  1. ^ Center for Hellenic Studies .
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