Martin Jehne

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Martin Jehne (born January 27, 1955 in Hamburg ) is a German ancient historian .

Martin Jehne is the son of the mathematician Wolfram Jehne . In 1973 he completed his Abitur at the Nicolaus-Cusanus-Gymnasium Bergisch Gladbach and then began studying history and German at the University of Cologne . In December 1978 Jehne passed the first state examination before he was a member of a graduate school at Cologne University between January 1979 and July 1980 . Since August 1980 he has worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Ancient History at the University of Passau . There he was promoted to Dr. phil. doctorate - his dissertation The State of the Dictator Caesar is still considered a standard work today. Until September 1990, Martin Jehne was an academic advisor at Passau University, where he received his habilitation from the Philosophical Faculty in December of the same year and continued to work as a senior assistant at the Chair of Ancient History until summer 1991 . His independent teaching activity began in the 1991 summer semester when he was a professor for Ancient History at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster . In the 1992/93 winter semester, Jehne accepted the chair for Ancient History at the Technical University of Dresden . From May 2000 to May 2003 he was Dean of the Philosophical Faculty.

Martin Jehne's research is primarily concerned with the political history of the Roman Republic and the Imperial Era . Here he is known, among other things, as the biographer of Caesar - his work Caesar has already been translated into several languages. Since 1998 Jehne has been a member of the Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy and a full member of the German Archaeological Institute . In 2000 he was elected expert reviewer for ancient history at the German Research Foundation . Furthermore, Jehne was a member of the selection committee for the award of scholarships of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and since 2000 supervisor at the European Graduate School 625 “Institutional Regulations, Script and Symbols / Ordres institutionalelles, écrit et symboles” at the TU Dresden. Since July 2017 he has been a sub-project leader in the Dresden Collaborative Research Center 1285 "Invectivity" | Collaborative Research Center 1285: "Invectivity. Constellations and dynamics of degradation ”.

Jehne is co-editor of various scientific journals - since 1999 the Klio supplements , since 2001 the Historia. Journal of ancient history and individual histories and, since 2004, the encyclopedia of Greco-Roman antiquity. For 2019 he was awarded the Karl Christ Prize .

Jehne has been married since March 1982. There were two children from this marriage.

Fonts (selection)

  • The state of the dictator Caesar (Passau historical research, vol. 3), Cologne / Vienna 1987 [Diss. Passau 1984], ISBN 3-412-06786-5 .
  • Koine Eirene. Investigations into the pacification and stabilization efforts in the Greek polis world of the 4th century BC Chr. ( Hermes individual writings, vol. 63), Stuttgart 1994 [Habil.schr. Passau 1990], ISBN 3-515-06199-1 .
  • Caesar ( Beck'sche Series Wissen , Vol. 2044), Munich 1997 [3. 2004 edition; Italian translation: Giulio Cesare, Bologna 1999; Spanish translation: Julio César, Madrid 2001; Chinese translation: Hunan 2002; abridged version as audio book: Berg am Starnberger See 2007], ISBN 3-406-41044-8 .
  • The Roman Republic. From the foundation to Caesar ( Beck's Knowledge Series , vol. 2362), Munich 2006 [2. 2008 edition; Italian translation: Roma nell 'età della repubblica, Bologna 2008], ISBN 3-406-50862-6 .
  • The big trend, the little practical necessity and the acting individual. Caesar's decisions ( dtv pocket books, vol. 24711), Munich 2009, ISBN 3-423-24711-8 .
  • Democracy in Rome? The role of the people in the politics of the Roman Republic ( Historia Einzelschriften, Vol. 96), Stuttgart 1995, ISBN 3-515-06860-0 .
  • Rule without integration? Rome and Italy in republican times (Studies on Ancient History, Vol. 4), Frankfurt am Main 2006 [ed. with René Pfeilschifter], ISBN 3-938-03211-1 .

Web links


  1. Homepage of EGK 625 at TU Dresden
  2. ^ Subproject A: Ancient History. Retrieved May 30, 2019 .