Oliver Primavesi

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Oliver Primavesi (born February 17, 1961 in Offenbach am Main ) is a German classical philologist .


After a three-year partial study of school music at the Frankfurt University of Music (1979–1981), Primavesi studied classical philology at the universities of Heidelberg and Oxford from 1982 to 1988 . In 1988 he passed the first state examination for Latin and Greek in Heidelberg. After his legal clerkship, he became a research assistant at the University of Frankfurt am Main in 1990 and received his doctorate there in 1994 with the dissertation The Aristotelian Topic : An Interpretation Model and its Testing Using Topic B as an example . He was then promoted to assistant, after his habilitation (1997) in 1998 to university lecturer. In 2000 he accepted a professorship for Greek Philology at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich . He turned down an offer from the Humboldt University of Berlin (2009).

Primavesi was awarded the Prix Reinach of the Association pour l'encouragement des études grecques en France in 1999 for his research work, in 2000 the Prix ​​Joseph Gantrelle of the Académie Royale de Belgique and in 2007 the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation . Since 2008 he has been a corresponding member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and a full member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina . In 2010 he received the Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon .

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  1. Member entry by Oliver Primavesi (with picture and CV) at the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina , accessed on July 16, 2016.