Paul L. Strack

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Paul Richard Leberecht Strack (born November 2, 1904 in Gießen ; † August 3, 1941 in Lipowka ) was a German ancient historian and numismatist .

Strack, son of the ancient historian Max L. Strack from Kiel, who died in World War I , studied history in Freiburg , Berlin , Kiel and Halle from 1923 to 1928 , where he studied with Wilhelm Weber in 1928 with investigations into the Roman Empire in the 2nd century. Part 1: The imperial coinage at the time of Traian received his doctorate , in 1931 the habilitation takes place with the research on the Roman imperial coinage of the 2nd century. Part 2: The imperial coinage at the time of Hadrian and became a lecturer in Bonn. In between, he traveled to the Mediterranean region in 1929/30 as the holder of the travel grant from the German Archaeological Institute . From the winter semester of 1934/35 he was a professor of ancient history at the University of Kiel , which he held from 1935 to 1938 as an associate professor and then as a full professor. Since 1939 he was in the military. In 1941 he accepted a position at the University of Strasbourg , but his death there was prevented by his death.


  • Investigations into the Roman Empire coinage of the second century . Vol. 1: Traian, Vol. 2: Hadrian, Vol. 3: Antoninus Pius, Stuttgart 1931-1937


  • Erich Burck : Paul L. Strack to the memory , in: Kieler Blätter 1942, pp. 59–66
  • Fritz Taeger : Paul Strack , in: Gnomon 18, 1942, pp. 58–59
  • Joseph Vogt : Paul Strack , in: Historische Zeitschrift 165, 1942, pp. 449–450

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