Ulrich Köhler (historian)

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Ulrich Leopold Köhler (born November 6, 1838 in Kleinneuhausen ; † October 21, 1903 in Berlin ) was a German ancient historian and epigraphist .

In 1857 Köhler began studying in Jena and later moved to Göttingen, where he received his doctorate in 1860 with the dissertation Qua ratione T. Livii annalibus usi sint Historici Latini atque Graeci . During his studies in 1857 he became a member of the Germania Jena fraternity . He was then tutor in Pisa and from 1862 worked at the German Archaeological Institute in Rome . In 1865 Köhler went to the Prussian embassy in Athens and from 1866 worked on the Attic inscriptions for a new edition of the Corpus Inscriptionum Graecarum . The edition finally appeared from 1877 to 1895 as Volume 2 ( Inscriptiones Atticae aetatis quae est inter Euclidis annum et Augusti tempora ) of the Inscriptiones Graecae ; Volumes 1 and 3 published by others were also largely based on Köhler's copies.

Köhler went to the newly founded University of Strasbourg in 1872 as a professor , but returned to Athens in 1875 as head of the recently founded Athens Department of the Archaeological Institute. From 1886 he was professor of ancient history at Berlin University . His successor in Athens was Eugen Petersen .


  • Friedrich Koepp : Ulrich Köhler . In: Biographisches Jahrbuch für Altertumskunde , 29th year (1906), pp. 12–29

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Gustav Heinrich Schneider : The fraternity Germania zu Jena. A commemorative publication. Jena 1897, p. 567.

Web links

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