Kai Brodersen

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Kai Brodersen (born June 6, 1958 in Tübingen ) is a German ancient historian .


Kai Brodersen, a son of the chemist Klaus Brodersen , studied ancient history, classical philology and Protestant theology as a scholarship holder of the Maximilianeum Foundation and the German National Academic Foundation in Erlangen , Munich and Oxford . In Munich he received his doctorate in 1986 under Hatto H. Schmitt and his habilitation in 1995 . From 1996 he was a full professor of ancient history at the University of Mannheim , where he worked for more than ten years in the university management (dean of studies, dean and dean of household and six years as prorector).

In December 2005, Brodersen was elected Rector by the University Council of the University of Tübingen . However, the Senate refused to confirm the election. Since 2008 Brodersen has been Professor of Ancient Culture at the University of Erfurt ; in January 2008 the committees of the University of Brodersen unanimously elected President for six years. For health reasons, he did not run for another term in 2014.

Brodersen was visiting professor at several universities, so in Newcastle (2000/01), St. Andrews (2001/02) and Royal Holloway / London (2006/07) as well as Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford (2007/08), then at the Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu ( Hermannstadt ) (2014) and at the University of Western Australia in Perth (2015). Since 2010 he has been a full member of the Academy of Charitable Sciences in Erfurt and of the philological-historical class of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig. In 2019/2020 he is a Senior Fellow at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald .

Brodersen has published research on Greek and Roman historiography and geography, on ancient inscriptions, oracles and miraculous texts and on the economic and impact history of antiquity - including Asterix - and translations of ancient works and modern specialist literature. Among other things, he is the editor of the book series Geschichte Kompakt - Antike and editor-in-chief of the journal Historia .

Brodersen is married and has four grown children.

Fonts (selection)

Greek and Roman historiography and geography

  • Appian's Outline of the Seleucid History. Ed. Maris, Munich 1989, ISBN 3-925801-03-0 .
  • Appians Antiochike. Ed. Maris, Munich 1991, ISBN 3-925801-06-5 .
  • Pomponius Mela, Old World Cruise. Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 1994, ISBN 3-534-12349-2 .
  • Dionysius of Alexandria. The song of the world. Olms, Hildesheim 1994, ISBN 3-487-09893-8 .
  • C. Pliny Secundus the Elder Natural history. Latin-German. Book VI: Geography. Artemis, Zurich 1996, ISBN 3-05-006184-7 .
  • Terra Cognita. Studies on Roman spatial assessment. 2nd Edition. Olms, Hildesheim 2003, ISBN 3-487-10008-8 .
  • with Karl Friedrich Eisen: Polybios, The Constitution of the Roman Republic. Reclam, Stuttgart 2012, ISBN 978-3-15-019012-8 .

Greek and Roman mythography and paradoxography

  • Phlegon of Tralleis. The book of miracles. Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 2002, ISBN 3-534-15985-3 .
  • The truth about the Greek myths. Palaiphatos' Incredible Stories. 2nd Edition. Reclam, Stuttgart 2003, ISBN 3-15-018200-X .
  • Censorinus. About the birthday (= Edition Antike ). Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 2012, ISBN 978-3-534-18154-4 .
  • Apollodorus. Gods and heroes of the Greeks (= library of antiquity ). New edition. Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 2012, ISBN 978-3-534-25246-6 .
  • Solinus, wonder of the world. Collectanea rerum mirabilium. Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 2014, ISBN 978-3-534-18162-9 .
  • as editor: Solinus. New Studies. Verlag Antike, Heidelberg 2014, ISBN 978-3-938032-86-2 .

Inscriptions, escape signs, papyri and oracles

Women in antiquity

  • Antiphon, Against the Stepmother, and Apollodoros, Against Neaira (Demosthenes 59): Women in court (= texts on research . Volume 84). Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 2004, ISBN 3-534-17997-8 .
  • Theano. Letters from an ancient philosopher. Reclam, Stuttgart 2010, ISBN 978-3-15-018787-6 .

"Applied Sciences" in antiquity

Hellenistic story, Septuagint, Aristeas

  • as editor: Between West and East: Studies on the history of the Seleucid Empire. Kovac, Hamburg 1999, ISBN 3-8300-0096-0 .
  • Aristeas. The King and the Bible. Reclam, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-15-018576-6 .
  • as co-editor: Septuagint German: The Greek Old Testament in German translation. German Bible Society, Stuttgart 2009, ISBN 978-3-438-05122-6 .

Roman provinces

  • Roman Britain. Traces of its history. Primus, Darmstadt 1998, ISBN 3-89678-080-8 .
  • Kings in the Carpathian Arch. In: Journal for Transylvanian Cultural Studies. Volume 36, 2013, ISSN  0344-3418 , pp. 129-146.
  • Dacia felix: Ancient Romania in the focus of cultures. wbg, 2020, ISBN 978-3-8053-5059-4 .

Turning points in history and hindsight distortion

  • as editor: Virtual antiquity. Primus, Darmstadt 2000, ISBN 3-89678-221-5 .
  • as ed .: Vincere scis, victoria uti nescis. Aspects of the retrospective distortion in ancient history (= ancient culture and history. Volume 11). LIT, Münster 2008, ISBN 978-3-8258-1324-6 .
  • I am Spartacus. Revolt of the slaves against Rome. Primus, Darmstadt 2010, ISBN 978-3-89678-823-8 .
  • Cicero. Tips for a successful election campaign. Reclam, Stuttgart 2013, ISBN 978-3-15-010924-3 .

Seven wonders of the world

  • Travel guide to the seven wonders of the world. Philon of Byzantium and other ancient texts. Insel, Frankfurt am Main / Leipzig 1992, ISBN 3-458-33092-5 .
  • The seven world wonders. Legendary works of art and buildings of antiquity (= Beck's Knowledge Series . Volume 2029). CH Beck, Munich 1996; 8th edition 2008, ISBN 978-3-406-45329-8 .

Antiquity outside the classroom

  • with Bernhard Zimmermann : Metzler Lexikon Antike. Metzler, Stuttgart 2000; 2nd, revised and expanded edition 2006, ISBN 3-476-02123-8 .
  • as editor: Asterix and his time. CH Beck, Munich 2001; 3rd edition 2008, ISBN 978-3-406-57347-7 .
  • as editor: The ancient world outside the lecture hall. LIT, Münster 2003, ISBN 3-8258-6852-4 .
  • as editor: Crimina. Antiquity in the modern detective novel. Verlag Antike, Frankfurt am Main 2004; 2nd edition 2009, ISBN 978-3-938032-27-5 .
  • Everything you always wanted to know about antiquity (= Bloomsbury children's & young people's books ). Illustrated by Antje von Stemm . Berlin-Verlag, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-8270-5264-3 .
  • Philostratos and the Oktoberfest. How a rediscovered ancient text contributed to the creation of the modern Olympic Games. In: Gymnasium . Volume 121, 2014, ISSN  0342-5231 , pp. 375-392.
  • Classics outside classics. Verlag Antike, Heidelberg 2015, ISBN 978-3-938032-90-9 .

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. Background and voices on the election at the University of Tübingen ( memento from September 11, 2012 in the web archive archive.today ). In: rtf1.de. December 23, 2005, accessed on November 17, 2017 (message from RTF.1 on the election of the Rector of the University of Tübingen).
  2. ^ Jens Panse, University of Erfurt Press Office: Professor Kai Brodersen elected President of the University of Erfurt. In: idw-online.de. Science Information Service , January 14, 2008, accessed April 22, 2012.
  3. Birgit Kummer: Kai Brodersen: “I will stay with the university”. In: thüringer-Allgemeine.de. Thüringer Allgemeine , February 14, 2013, accessed on February 20, 2013.