Hildegard Cancik-Lindemaier

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Hildegard Cancik-Lindemaier (* as Hildegard Lindemaier March 13, 1938 in Oppenheim ) is a German classical philologist and religious historian .

Hildegard Cancik-Lindemaier grew up in her hometown and initially studied Catholic theology , German and Romance languages at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz . She also studied Classical Philology at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen . In 1963 she passed the state examination, in 1965 she received her doctorate in Tübingen with a thesis on the subject of investigations into Seneca's Epistulae morales .

Cancik-Lindemaier lived together with her husband Hubert Cancik - the couple has two daughters, including the ancient orientalist Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum - for a long time in Tübingen, now in Berlin. Unlike him, she does research as a freelance scientist and is not employed at a university or high school. But she is active in teacher training, at adult education centers and other institutions of adult education as well as for school radio, for which she has edited series with reference to antiquity and religious history. Cancik-Lindemaier strives primarily for an interdisciplinary research method. Together with her husband, she researches Friedrich Nietzsche , and she also worked on the edition of Franz Overbeck's works . Her research focuses on ancient cultural studies, the history of Roman religion and the history of early Christianity. In 1986 she helped organize the War and Culture Congress in Tübingen . One focus of her work was the collaboration on the conception and implementation of the handbook of religious studies basic concepts . Together the couple Cancik in 2008 from the University of Basel with the honorary doctorate awarded.


  • Investigations on Seneca's Epistulae morales (= Spudasmata Vol. 18). Olms, Hildesheim 1967.
  • Philologist and cult figure. Friedrich Nietzsche and his antiquity in Germany (with Hubert Cancik ), Metzler, Stuttgart a. a. 1999, ISBN 3-476-01676-5 .
  • From atheism to censorship. Roman readings with the aim of cultural studies. Königshausen and Neumann, Würzburg 2006, ISBN 3-8260-3204-7 .
  • Collected Essays. Hubert Cancik (Ed., 2 volumes), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2008, ISBN 3-16-149301-X and ISBN 3-16-149313-3 .


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