Wolfgang Fauth (born October 6, 1924 in Detmold ) is a German classical philologist and religious scholar .
After graduating from high school, Fauth served in World War II . After his return from captivity, he studied classical philology as well as ancient and oriental religious history at the University of Göttingen from 1949 to 1953 . November 6, 1953, he was with the thesis About relations between rhythm, content and action in the canticles of Greek drama Dr. phil. PhD . He then taught at the Max-Planck-Gymnasium in Göttingen and as a lecturer at the seminar for classical philology. In 1973 he completed his habilitation and in 1976 was appointed adjunct professor of classical philology “with special consideration of mythology and religion”. In 1989 he retired, but continued to be active in science and journalism.
Fauth's main research interests are ancient religion, theology and mythology.
- About relationships between rhythm, content and action in the cantica of Greek drama. Göttingen 1953 (Göttingen, University, dissertation dated November 6, 1953, typed).
- Hippolytus and Phaidra. Comments on the religious background of a tragic conflict (= Academy of Sciences and Literature. Treatises of the humanities and social sciences class. Born 1958, No. 9, and Born 1959, No. 8, ISSN 0002-2977 ). 2 volumes. Publishing house of the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz 1959–1960.
- Aphrodite Parakyptusa. Investigations on the appearance of the Near East Dea Prospiciens (= Academy of Sciences and Literature. Treatises of the humanities and social sciences class. 1966, 6). Publishing house of the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz 1967.
- Eidos poikilon. On the subject of metamorphosis and the principle of change from the contrast in the Dionysiacs of Nonnos of Panopolis (= Hypomnemata. Studies on antiquity and its afterlife . 66). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1981, ISBN 3-525-25162-9 .
- Demogorgon. Wanderings and changes of a Deus Maximus Magorum in occidental literature (= news of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen. Philological-Historical Class. 1987, 5, ISSN 0065-5287 ). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1987.
- Helios Megistos. On the syncretistic theology of late antiquity (= Religions in the Graeco-Roman World. 125). Brill, Leiden et al. 1995, ISBN 90-04-10194-2 .
- Carmen magicum. The theme of magic in the poetry of the Roman Empire (= studies of classical philology. 114). Lang, Frankfurt am Main et al. 1999, ISBN 3-631-33889-9 .
- Hecate Polymorphos. Character variants of an ancient deity. Between early Greek theogony and late antique syncretism (= series of ancient language research results. 4). Kovač, Hamburg 2006, ISBN 3-8300-2256-5 .
- Jao-Yahweh and his angels. Yahweh appellations and associated angel names in Greek and Coptic magic texts (= studies and texts on antiquity and Christianity. 74). Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2014, ISBN 978-3-16-152222-2 .
- Kürschner's German Scholars Calendar , 18th Edition (2001), p. 707.
- Literature by Wolfgang Fauth in the catalog of the German National Library
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German classical philologist and religious scholar|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 6, 1924|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Detmold|