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Herwig Görgemanns

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Fields  Classical studies
Name  Herwig Gorgemanns

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Born  September 2, 1931 (age 84) Alpen (1931-09-02)
Known for  Platonic philology, Atlantis theory

Institutions  Heidelberg University

Herwig Görgemanns (born 1931) is a German classicist, former professor and emeritus of classical philology at Heidelberg University.

In Würzburg he presented 1959 his dissertation in classical philology: contributions to the interpretation of Plato's Laws. With an analysis on Plutarch's dialogue "De facie in orbe luna" he habilitated in 1965 in Heidelberg. His teacher was Franz Dirlmeier. 1967/1968 he was Fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies at the Harvard University. 1972 Görgemanns became Professor for classical philology at Heidelberg University. 1997 he retired.

His focus was on Greek philology, especially Plato. In this context he presented a hypothesis on a possible historical core of Plato's Atlantis story.

Together with church historian Heinrich Karpp (1908–1997) he translated Peri archon / De principiis by Origenes.

One of his students is the Plutarch researcher Rainer Hirsch-Luipold, Göttingen.


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