Walter Ameling (ancient historian)

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Walter Ameling (born March 31, 1958 in Aachen ) is a German ancient historian .

Walter Ameling passed his Abitur at the humanistic Kaiser-Karls-Gymnasium in Aachen in 1976 . From 1976 to 1980 he studied classical philology, ancient history and archeology at the universities of Aachen , Bonn and Cologne . His doctorate with a study on Herodes Atticus took place in 1982 under Reinhold Merkelbach . From 1984 to 1985 he was a research assistant with Klaus Bringmann at the seminar for Greek and Roman history at the University of Frankfurt am Main . From 1986 to 1995 Ameling was assistant and senior assistant to Dieter Timpe at the chair for ancient history at the University of Würzburg . Ameling received his habilitation in November 1991 at Timpe in Würzburg with his thesis Carthage: Studies on the Military, State and Society . From January to March 1996 he had a Heisenberg scholarship . In March 1996 he accepted a chair at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena . From 2003 to 2005 he was Dean of the Philosophical Faculty there. Ameling has been a corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute and a full member of the Academy of Charitable Sciences in Erfurt since 2007 . Since 2009 he has been Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach - Professor of Ancient History at the University of Cologne . His research interests include all areas of Greek history and Greek epigraphy .

Ameling has been married since April 1983. He has four daughters.



  • Herodes Atticus (= Subsidia epigraphica. 11, 1–2). 2 volumes (Vol. 1: Biography. Vol. 2: Inscription catalog. ). Olms, Hildesheim et al. 1983, ISBN 3-487-07376-5 (Vol. 1), ISBN 3-487-07377-3 (Vol. 2), (also: Cologne, University Dissertation, 1982).
  • Carthage. Studies on the military, the state and society (= Vestigia . Vol. 45). Beck, Munich 1993, ISBN 3-406-37490-5 .


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