Henriette Harich-Schwarzbauer

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Henriette Harich-Schwarzbauer (born August 20, 1955 in Mürzzuschlag ) is an Austrian classical philologist .


Harich-Schwarzbauer studied Classical Philology and Romance Studies (with a focus on French ) at the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz and the Sorbonne in Paris from 1973 to 1980 , where she graduated from the Chambre de Commerce. In 1980 she passed the master’s exam and worked as a high school teacher until 1982. She then worked as a research assistant at the Department of Classical Philology in Graz and studied Sanskrit . In 1986 she became Alexander Epicus with her dissertation . Studies for the Alexandreis of Walter von Châtillon to the Dr. phil. PhD, appointed assistant professor in 1992. From 1993 to 1994 she was an Erwin Schrödinger fellow of the Austrian Fund for Science and Research at the University of Tübingen .

In 1997 she completed her habilitation with the font Hypatia . The testimony for the Alexandrian philosopher and was appointed as an associate professor in Graz. In 2002 she accepted an appointment at the University of Basel . As a full professor for Latin Philology , she heads the Latin Studies department in the Department of Classical Studies .

Harich-Schwarzbauer was visiting professor at the University of Turku in Finland. From 2004 to 2013 she was co-editor of the Museum Helveticum .

Research priorities

Harich-Schwarzbauer deals with the literature of the late Roman Republic and the early Imperial Era ( epic poems , philosophy and rhetoric ), with the literature of Greek and Roman late antiquity and with institutionalization processes in literature, as well as with the reception of ancient literature in the Renaissance and in the Humanism , with the reception of antiquity in Austrian modernism and with the history of classical philology . She also deals with gender studies .

Fonts (selection)


  • Alexander epicus. Studies for Alexandreis Walters von Châtillon. Graz 1987 (dissertation).
  • Hypatia. The late antique sources. Introduced, commented and interpreted. Berlin u. a. 2011 (habilitation thesis).


  • Johannes Atrocianus. Text, translation, comment. Edited by Christian Guerra, Henriette Harich and Judith Hindermann. Hildesheim 2018 (Noctes Neolatinae. Neo-Latin Texts and Studies Volume 30).


  • with Olivier Millet: Opera poetica Basiliensia. Basel 2005 ( https://www.ub.unibas.ch/cmsdata/spezialkataloge/poeba/ ).
  • with Thomas Späth: Gender Studies in Classical Studies. Spaces and genders in antiquity. Trier 2005.
  • with Barbara von Reibnitz: Hildegard Cancik-Lindemaier. From atheism to censorship. Roman readings with the aim of cultural studies. Würzburg 2006.
  • with Petra Schierl: Latin poetry of late antiquity. International conference in Castelen near Augst, 11. – 13. October 2007. Basel 2009.
  • with Karla Pollmann: The fall of Rome and its resurrections in antiquity and the Middle Ages. Berlin / Boston 2013.
  • with Alexander Honold: Carmen perpetuum. Ovid's Metamorphoses in World Literature. Basel 2013.
  • with Marie-Laure Freyburger-Galland: Le “sel” antique: epigrams, satire, théâtre et polémique / The “salt” of antiquity: epigram, satire, theater, polemics. (Leur réception chez les humanistes dans les sources imprimées et manuscrites du Rhin supérieur / Your reception among the humanists: prints and manuscripts on the Upper Rhine). Stuttgart 2016.
  • Weaving and woven fabrics in ancient times. Materiality - Representation - Episteme - Metapoetics / Texts and Textiles in the Ancient World. Materiality - Representation - Episteme - Metapoetics. Oxford - Philadelphia 2016.


  • Kürschner's German Scholars Calendar 2009 . tape 2 . Saur, Munich 2009, ISBN 978-3-598-23629-7 , pp. 1436-1437 .

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