Jörg Rüpke

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Jörg Rüpke (born December 27, 1962 in Herford ) is a German classical philologist and religious scholar . Alongside John Scheid and Mary Beard, he is currently one of the world's leading experts on the history of the ancient Roman religion .

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Jörg Rüpke studied at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn , the Lancaster University and the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen . He received his doctorate in 1989 in Tübingen from Burkhard Gladigow with a thesis on the religious construction of the war in Rome. His habilitation followed in 1994 in Tübingen on the history of representation and religious qualifications from time in Rome. Between 1995 and 1999 he held a professorship for Classical Philology ( Latin Studies ) at the University of Potsdam . Since April 1999 he has been professor for comparative religious studies at the University of Erfurt . From 2000 to 2008 he was coordinator of the DFG priority program 1080 Roman Empire and Provincial Religion . Since 2008 he has been co-director of the Kolleg research group “Religious Individualization in Historical Perspective” and a fellow at the Max Weber Kolleg as well as spokesman for the Erfurt graduate school “Religion in Modernization Processes”.

From 2004 to 2007 he was dean of the Philosophical Faculty. In 2004 he was visiting professor at the Sorbonne in Paris, in 2005 he was a webst lecturer at Stanford University , in 2009 as a Fellow of the Humanity Council at Princeton University , and in 2010 visiting professor at the Collège de France . In 2008 he was the recipient of the Gay Lussac Humboldt Prize for Franco-German cooperation. Jörg Rüpke also took on the role of provisional presidency of the University of Erfurt from January 14, 2008 to July 1, 2008 - when Kai Brodersen took office . For 2012 he was awarded the Thuringian Research Prize for Basic Research . In 2013 Rüpke was elected to the Academia Europaea , in 2015 to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts . Among other things, he is co-editor of the specialist journals Archive for the History of Religions and Religion in the Roman Empire as well as the book series Potsdamer Antiquity Science Articles , Religious Studies Today and The Religions of Humanity .

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  • Pantheon. History of the ancient religions. CH Beck, Munich 2016, ISBN 978-3-406-69641-1 .
  • Roman Historiography: An Introduction to Historical Narration and Its Forms of Publication in Ancient Rome. tectum, Marburg 2015, ISBN 978-3-8288-3514-6 .
  • Religion. Antiquity and Modern Legacy. Tauris / Oxford University Press, London / Oxford 2014.
  • Religious cultures of remembrance. Forms of historiography in ancient Rome. Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 2012.
  • Religion in Republican Rome. Rationalization and ritual change. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia 2012 (German translation and revision 2014 under the title "Roman religion in republican times. Rationalization and ritual change").
  • Superstition or individuality. Religious deviation in the Roman Empire. Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2011 (Italian translation 2014).
  • From Jupiter to Christ. Religious history in Roman times. Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 2011 (Italian translation 2013, Spanish translation 2013, English translation 2014).
  • with Ulrike Rüpke: 101 questions: Ancient gods and myths. CH Beck, Munich 2010.
  • with Anne Glock: Roman priests in antiquity: A prosopographisches Lexikon. Franz Steiner, Stuttgart 2007, ISBN 978-3-515-09086-5 .
  • Historical religious studies. An orientation. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2007.
  • Time and festival. A cultural history of the calendar . CH Beck, Munich 2006, ISBN 3-406-54218-2 (Korean translation 2011).
  • Fasti sacerdotum. Prosopography of the urban Roman priesthoods of Roman, Greek, Oriental and Judeo-Christian cults up to AD 499. 3 volumes, Franz Steiner, Stuttgart 2005 (English translation 2008).
  • The religion of the Romans. CH Beck, Munich 2001, ISBN 3-406-47175-7 (Italian translation 2004, Czech translation 2007, English translation 2007).
  • Epos. History and function of large narrative texts in oral and semioral ancient cultures. AVZ / University Library, Potsdam 1998 ( online ) (revised new edition in 2012 under the title “Ancient Epic: An Introduction from Homer to Late Antiquity”).
  • Roman historiography: On the history of historical consciousness and its forms of writing in antiquity. AVZ / University Library, Potsdam 1997 ( online ).
  • Calendar and public. The history of the representation and religious qualification of time in Rome (= Religious- historical experiments and preparatory work. Vol. 40) De Gruyter, Berlin 1995, ISBN 3-11-014514-6 (Revised and abridged translation 2011 under the title “The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine. Time, History, and the Fasti. ")
  • Domi militiae. The religious construction of the war in Rome. Steiner, Stuttgart 1990, ISBN 3-515-05679-3 .

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