Reinhold Scholl

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Reinhold Scholl (born January 10, 1952 in Hasborn-Dautweiler / Tholey ) is a German ancient historian and papyrologist .

Reinhold Scholl studied history, German, Greek, Egyptology and papyrology at the University of Trier . Scholl passed the state examination in 1979 and received his doctorate in 1982 on the subject of slavery in the Zenon Papyri . His habilitation took place in Trier in 1992. Since 1993 he has been Professor of Ancient History at the University of Leipzig . Since 1997 Scholl has been head of the papyrus and ostraca collection at the Leipzig University Library , for which he was previously responsible.

His main research interests include Hellenism , slavery in antiquity and late antiquity .



  • The Ebers papyrus. The largest book scroll on the medicine of ancient Egypt. University Library, Leipzig 2002, ISBN 3-910108-93-8 .
  • Historical contributions to the Julian speeches of Libanios. Steiner, Stuttgart 1994, ISBN 3-515-06537-7 .
  • Slavery in the Zenon Papyri. An investigation into the slave terms, slave acquisition and slave flight. Trier Historical Research Publishing House, Trier 1983, ISBN 3-923087-03-9 .


  • Buried - lost - found - explored. Papyrus treasures in Leipzig. Universitätsverlag, Leipzig 2010, ISBN 978-3-86583-483-6 (catalog for the exhibition of the same name at the Leipzig University Library from June 18 to September 26, 2010; writings from the Leipzig University Library. Volume 20).

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