Reinhard Lullies

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Reinhard Lullies (born September 1, 1907 in Königsberg (Prussia) , † January 17, 1986 in Göttingen ) was a German classical archaeologist .


From 1925 Lullies studied art history, classical archeology and philology (among others with Wolfgang Schadewaldt ) at the University of Königsberg and received his doctorate in 1931 with Bernhard Schweitzer with the dissertation The types of the Greek Herme . From 1932 to 1934 he was an assistant at the archaeological seminar at the University of Königsberg. In 1934/35 he held the travel grant of the German Archaeological Institute . From 1935 to 1937 he worked in Berlin as a scientific consultant at the German Archaeological Institute . He then went to Munich, where he became the curator of the Antikensammlung . From 1940 to 1945 Lullies served as a soldier in World War II and after a brief imprisonment returned to Munich in 1945, where he was promoted to chief curator of the Antikensammlung. In 1962 Lullies took over the management of the antiques department of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Kassel , which he held until his retirement in 1972. He also taught at the University of Göttingen , which made him an honorary professor. He died in Göttingen in 1986, shortly before completing his last work entitled Archaeological Portraits .

Lullies' name is particularly associated with research on Greek ceramics and sculpture. From 1939 to 1975 he wrote seven volumes for the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Germany (CVA), including five for the Munich Antikensammlungen (1939, 1944, 1952, 1956, 1961) and two for the Kassel Museum (1972, 1975). He did not interrupt the work on this even during his war deployment. His book “Greek Vases of the Ripe Archaic Era”, published in 1953, is also one of the most important German-language works on Greek ceramics , also because of its excellent pictures by Max Hirmer .

The first edition of his book, Greek Sculpture from the Beginnings to the End of Hellenism , which was translated into English, Italian and Dutch in 1957, into Swedish in 1958 and into French in 1959, was published during his time in Munich . Revised new editions, in which Lullies expanded the scope of the work to include the Roman Empire , appeared in German in 1960 (English in 1960, Italian in 1963), 1972 and 1979.

The physiologist Hans Lullies was his brother.


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