Karl-Wilhelm Weeber

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Karl-Wilhelm Weeber at the Federal Congress of the German Classical Philology Association 2010 in Freiburg im Breisgau.

Karl-Wilhelm Weeber (born May 13, 1950 in Witten ) is a German classical philologist and historian . Some of his books appeared under the spellings Carl Wilhelm Weber and Carl W. Weber .

Weeber studied Classical Philology , History , Etruscology and Archeology at the University of Bochum and in Rome. In 1977, he was with a thesis on the fourth book of the Roman poet Propertius doctorate . Weeber then went to school; he served as headmaster until 31 August 2010, the Wilhelm Gymnasium Dörpfeld Wuppertal . He is also a lecturer for the didactics of ancient languages at the University of Bochum and honorary professor for ancient history at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal . At times he was the head of Latin at the Düsseldorf study seminar .

Weeber mainly works on the cultural history of antiquity . His publications try to show the relevance of antiquity to the present. Weeber tries to bring them closer in the popular scientific sense to an audience for whom broad access to the original texts of Greco-Roman antiquity is difficult or is completely obscured by means of a vivid and contemporary style. In relation to antiquity, Weeber also analyzes modern terms and current issues, such as: B. Environmental protection ( smog over Attica. Environmental behavior in antiquity. 1990) and sports ethics ( The unholy games. The ancient Olympia between legend and reality. 1991). His reference work Everyday Life in Ancient Rome. [City life.] An encyclopedia. (1995 u. Ö.) Is a well-known lexicon on ancient everyday life in the German-speaking cultural area.

Weeber became known to a wider audience through television appearances. In 2012 he assisted presenter Matthias Opdenhövel on the ARD show Bread and Games as a Roman expert and gave insights into everyday life and the culture of life 2000 years ago.


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  1. ^ Neue Geschichte-Show in the First ( Memento from November 29, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) WDR (online), Interview with Karl-Wilhelm Weeber