Peter Lebrecht Schmidt
As the child of a pastor in the GDR he had little prospect of a university degree, Schmidt emigrated to the Federal Republic after graduating from high school and began studying literature at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen . He received special suggestions from his teacher Walter Jens . Due to his growing inclination to Latin literature, he later moved to Freiburg im Breisgau , where he received his doctorate in 1959 under Karl Büchner with a thesis on Cicero 's De legibus . He then worked as a research assistant to Manfred Fuhrmann , with whom he moved to the University of Kiel in 1962 and then to Konstanz in 1966 . Schmidt completed his habilitation in 1969 at this newly founded university, which was still in the process of being established . In 1973, he was appointed professor of Latin studies in Konstanz. In 1998 he retired, but remained active in research and teaching.
Over the years, Schmidt dealt with all of ancient Latin literature, in particular with Claudian and the late antique historians. Together with Reinhart Herzog, he took care of the revision of the Roman literary history for the Handbook of Classical Studies , which was founded by Martin Schanz and expanded by Carl Hosius . The revision is accordingly referred to as Herzog-Schmidt .
After Schmidt's retirement, his students Joachim Fugmann , Martin Hose and Bernhard Zimmermann published the Festschrift Traditio latinitatis: Studies on the Reception and Transmission of Latin Literature , which honors his life's work and contains a list of his writings.
- Joachim Fugmann , Martin Hose , Bernhard Zimmermann (eds.): Traditio latinitatis. Studies on the reception and transmission of Latin literature. Steiner, Stuttgart 2000, ISBN 3-515-07663-8 .
- Joachim Fugmann, Markus Janka , Ulrich Schmitzer , Helmut Seng (eds.): Theater, theater practice, theater criticism in imperial Rome. Colloquium on the occasion of the 70th birthday of Prof. Dr. Peter Lebrecht Schmidt 24./25. July 2003 University of Konstanz. Saur, Munich / Leipzig 2004, ISBN 3-598-73019-5 .
|Schmidt, Peter Lebrecht
|German classical philologist
|DATE OF BIRTH
|July 28, 1933
|PLACE OF BIRTH
|DATE OF DEATH
|October 22, 2019
|Place of death