Reinhart Herzog

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Reinhart Herzog (born July 12, 1941 in Landsberg (Warthe) , † April 1994 in Kirchwalsede ) was a German classical philologist .


Reinhart Herzog studied philosophy, Romance studies, Latin studies, history and law at the University of Kiel and at the Sorbonne . In 1964 he received his doctorate from Manfred Fuhrmann with a “ summa cum laude ” study on Prudentius . In 1966, he took up an assistant position at the University of Konstanz . From 1968 on he took part in the conferences of the research group “ Poetics and Hermeneutics ”. After his habilitation in Constance (1972), he was appointed professor of Latin studies at the Faculty of Linguistics and Literature at the then newly founded University of Bielefeld in 1973 . From 1991 on, he was Manfred Fuhrmann's successor in the Chair of Latin Studies in the Department of Literature at the University of Konstanz. In the spring of 1994 he committed suicide. Herzog had three sons and a daughter.

Together with Peter Lebrecht Schmidt , he edited the handbook of ancient Latin literature .

Publications (selection)

  • The allegorical poetry of Prudentius . Munich 1966 (= Zetemata 42; Diss. Uni Kiel 1964)
  • Metaphor - exegesis - myth. Interpretations of the origin of a biblical myth in literature of late antiquity. In: M. Fuhrmann (Ed.): Terror und Spiel. Problems of myth reception (poetics and hermeneutics 4). Fink, Munich 1971, pp. 157-185
  • The biblical epic of late Latin antiquity. Form history of an edifying genre. Volume I. Munich 1975 (habilitation thesis Uni Konstanz 1972)
  • Comparative remarks on theological and legal application. In: M. Fuhrmann u. a. (Ed.): Text and application (Poetics and Hermeneutics 9) . Munich 1981, pp. 367-393
  • On the relationship between form and narrativity in applicative hermeneutics. In: M. Fuhrmann u. a. (Ed.): Text and application (Poetics and Hermeneutics 9) . Munich 1981, pp. 435-455
  • "We live in late antiquity". An experience of time and its impulses for research. (= Thyssen Lectures "Dealing with Antiquity" , Issue 4). CC Buchners, Bamberg 1987
  • together with Reinhart Koselleck (Ed.): Epoch threshold and epoch consciousness (Poetics and Hermeneutics 12) . Fink, Munich 1987
  • Augustan fulfillment between past and future. In: G. Binder (Ed.): Saeculum Augustum. Volume 2: Religion and Literature. Darmstadt 1988, pp. 314-341.
  • Feast, Terror and Death in Petrons Satyrica . In: W. Haug, R. Warning (Ed.): Das Fest (Poetics and Hermeneutics 14) . Munich 1989, pp. 120-150
  • together with Peter Lebrecht Schmidt (ed.): Handbook of Latin Literature of Antiquity, Volume 5: Restoration and Renewal. Latin literature 284-374 n. Chr . Beck, Munich 1989
  • together with Anselm Haverkamp and Renate Lachmann (eds.): Memoria - Vergessen und Erinnern (Poetics and Hermeneutics 15). Fink, Munich 1993
  • From quitting. Forms of representation of human duration in the end . In: K. Stierle u. a. (Ed.): The end. Figures of a form of thought (poetics and hermeneutics 16) . Fink, Munich 1996, pp. 283-349
  • Late antiquity. Studies of Roman and Latin Christian literature. Edited by Peter Habermehl. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2002 (collection of articles)


  • Manfred Fuhrmann : Reinhart Herzog. Biographical notes and references to the articles combined in this volume. In: Reinhart Herzog: Late antiquity. Studies of Roman and Latin Christian literature. Edited by Peter Habermehl . Göttingen 2002, pp. XI – XXII (see also Gnomon 1996, pp. 472–476)
  • Jürgen Paul Schwindt : We are the time. Reinhart Herzog's epoch hermeneutics. In: FAZ of December 3, 2003, p. N3 full text

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