Reinhard Stupperich

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Reinhard Stupperich (born July 26, 1951 in Münster ) is a German classical archaeologist .

The son of the theologian Robert Stupperich studied history, Greek, Latin and classical archeology at the University of Münster from 1970/71 . In 1975 he passed the first state examination for teaching at grammar schools. From 1975 to 1976 he studied Classical and Provincial Roman Archeology and Ancient History at Oxford. In the summer of 1976 he was involved in excavations at the Roman villa of Gorhambury in Verulamium and in Mycenaean Tholos tombs in Messenia . In 1977 he received his doctorate with the work State funeral and private tomb in classical Athens in Münster. In 1977 and 1979 Stupperich took part in excavations in Oberaden and Messenia. Stupperich received a travel grant from the German Archaeological Institute in 1980/81 . From 1983 he worked as a university assistant at the University of Münster. It was there that he completed his habilitation in Classical Archeology in 1989 . From 1990 to 2001 he taught as a professor at the University of Mannheim . From 1989 to 1994 he directed the excavation in the west gate necropolis of Assos . After the closure of Classical Archeology at the University of Mannheim, he was transferred to the Institute for Classical Archeology at the University of Heidelberg at the end of 2001 . In 2019 he retired.

Stupperich founded in 1994 together with the historian Heinz A. Richter , the journal "Thetis. Mannheim Contributions to Classical Archeology and History of Greece and Cyprus ”. In addition, in 1995 they called the series “Peleus. Studies in the History and Archeology of Greece and Cyprus ”. Since volume 23 (2016–2018), “Thetis” has been published by Stupperich alone and under the new subtitle “Mannheim Contributions to the Archeology and History of Ancient Mediterranean Cultures” and is therefore only devoted to topics related to ancient studies . Since then, the “Peleus” series has been published without Stupperich's participation and is limited to topics from the modern history of Greece and Cyprus.

Stupperich was the first chairman of the German Archaeological Association from 1998 to 2002 and has been a corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute since 1995 .



  • Roman finds in Westphalia and Northwest Lower Saxony. Münster 1981.
  • State funeral and private tomb in classical Athens. Münster 1977 (Münster (Westphalia), university, dissertation, 1977).


  • Excavations in Assos. Habelt, Bonn 2006, ISBN 3-7749-3464-9 .
  • Living antiquity. Reception of antiquity in politics, art and science of the modern age (= Mannheim historical research. Vol. 6). Palatium-Verlag im J-und-J-Verlag, Mannheim 1995, ISBN 3-920671-15-5 .

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  1. Reinhard Stupperich: Foreword. In: Thetis. Volume 23, 2016-2018, p. 9.