Stefan Rebenich

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Stefan Rebenich (born April 7, 1961 in Jugenheim ) is a German ancient historian .

From 1980 to 1985 Stefan Rebenich studied Classical Philology and History at the University of Mannheim and Ancient History at the University of Oxford . In 1990 he became with the work Hieronymus und seine Kreis. PhD in prosopographical and socio-historical studies at the University of Mannheim. It was there that he completed his habilitation on Theodor Mommsen and Adolf Harnack in 1995 . Science and politics in Berlin at the end of the 19th century. With an appendix: edition and commentary on the correspondence . From 1997 to 2003 Rebenich was a university lecturer (from 2002, an adjunct professor) at the University of Mannheim. In 2003 he passed the second state examination for higher education at grammar schools. In the 1997/1998 winter semester, Rebenich held a chair at Bielefeld University , and in the 2000/2001 winter semester at Munich University . On October 1, 2003, Rebenich became Professor of Ancient History at Bielefeld University. In 2006 he moved to a chair for ancient history and the history of the reception of antiquity up to the 20th century at the University of Bern .

His main research interests are late antiquity and the history of science. In addition, Rebenich works on the history of Sparta , Christianity in the Roman Empire and ancient social, cultural and religious history. Rebenich also analyzed the development of ancient history in the Weimar Republic , National Socialism and the early Federal Republic. Rebenich is a full member of the German Archaeological Institute and sat on the advisory board of the Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy .



  • CH Beck. 1763-2013. The cultural studies publisher and its history. Beck, Munich 2013, ISBN 978-3-406-65400-8 .
  • The 101 most important questions - antiquity . Beck, Munich 2006, ISBN 978-3-406-54105-6 .
  • Theodor Mommsen. A biography . Beck, Munich 2002; Paperback edition 2007, ISBN 978-3-406-54752-2 .
  • Jerome . Routledge, London / New York 2002, ISBN 0-415-19906-9 .
  • Theodor Mommsen as a writer . A directory of his writings by Karl Zangemeister. Edited on behalf of the Royal Library and continued by Emil Jacobs. Revised by Stefan Rebenich, Hildesheim 2000, ISBN 3-615-00217-2 .
  • Theodor Mommsen and Adolf Harnack. Science and politics in Berlin at the end of the 19th century . With an appendix: edition and commentary on the correspondence . Walter de Gruyter, Berlin / New York 1997, ISBN 3-11-015079-4 .
  • Jerome and his circle. Prosopographical and socio-historical studies . Stuttgart 1992, ISBN 3-515-06086-3 .


  • Xenophon, The Constitution of the Spartans . Darmstadt 1998, ISBN 3-534-13203-3 .
  • with Iole Fargnoli (Hrsg.): Theodor Mommsen and the meaning of Roman law (Freiburg legal history treatises FRA new volume 69, Dept. A: treatises on Roman law and ancient legal history) . Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2013, ISBN 978-3-428-14050-3 .

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