Jan-Wilhelm Beck

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Jan-Wilhelm Beck (born August 12, 1963 in Munich ) is a German classical philologist .


Jan-Wilhelm Beck studied from 1983 to 1989 Classical Philology, Provincial Roman Archeology and Ancient History at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich , where he received his doctorate in 1991. In the same year, he received the University's Kurt von Fritz Prize for his dissertation, an annotated critical edition including a translation of De syllabis by Terentianus Maurus . Since 1989 Beck has worked as a research assistant or assistant at the Ruhr University Bochum , where he qualified as a professor in 1996 with the fonts "Lesbia" and "Juventius", two libelli in the Corpus Catullianum : Investigations into the form of publication and the authenticity of the traditional series of poems . In September 1998 he accepted a call to the University of Regensburg , where he was appointed full professor for Latin studies in January 1999 after a brief substitute for a chair.

Beck deals in his research with different epochs of Latin and Greek literature. He came to the fore particularly through studies of Greco-Roman tragedy, Tacitus and Terentianus Maurus.


  • Kürschner's German Scholars Calendar 2009 . tape 1 . Saur, Munich 2009, ISBN 978-3-598-23629-7 , pp. 202 .

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