Gerlinde Bretzigheimer

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gerlinde Bretzigheimer (born September 2, 1943 in Schweinfurt ) is a German-Swiss classical philologist , literary scholar and high school teacher.


Gerlinde Bretzigheimer, the daughter of the philologist and grammar school teacher Franz Bretzigheimer (1911–?) And Marie geb. Stübinger, attended elementary school and the humanistic high school in Schweinfurt. From 1962 she studied classical philology and German at the universities in Erlangen and Tübingen . After the first state examination in Erlangen (1967), she went back to Tübingen, where she wrote her doctoral thesis on Euripides ' tragedy Medea under the direction of Walter Jens , with which she was awarded a doctorate in 1969. phil. received his doctorate . From 1970 she worked in Zurich and worked in the central library there on the handwritten estate of the poet Conrad Ferdinand Meyer , which she prepared for an edition. From 1972 she also taught Latin at the Oerlikon Cantonal School , where she finally got a regular position.

Bretzigheimer's main research interests are ancient poetry and poetry theory, as well as their reception in modern times.

Fonts (selection)

  • The Medeia of Euripides. Structure and events . Tübingen 1969 (dissertation)
  • Johann Elias Schlegel's poetic theory in the context of tradition . Munich 1986, ISBN 978-3-7705-2347-4
  • Ovid's 'Amores'. Poetics in eroticism . Tübingen 2001 (= Classica Monacensia 22), ISBN 978-3-8233-4881-8
  • St. George with animal symbols. The typological ceiling program of the lower abbey room of the St. Georgen monastery in Stein am Rhein as part of a room program . Frankfurt am Main 2016 (= supplements to Mediaevistik ), ISBN 978-3-631-69817-4


  • Gerlinde Bretzigheimer: From the rain to the… KSOE . In: Oerlikon Cantonal School. Annual report . Number 1, autumn semester 2010/11, p. 14

Individual evidence

  1. a b CV of Gerlinde Bretzigheimer in her dissertation, p. 289.