Michael von Albrecht

Michael von Albrecht ( born August 22, 1933, Stuttgart ) is a German classical philologist.


The son of the composer Georg von Albrecht first attended the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart, where he graduated in 1955 with the state exam. He studied in Tübingen and Paris Classical Philology and Indian Studies and in 1959 in Tübingen Dr. phil. doctorate. The habilitation followed precisely there in 1964. Later that year, was by Albrecht Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Heidelberg, where he remained until his retirement in 1998 as professor. 1977/1978 he has also been Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam in 1981 and a visiting member at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.

Michael von Albrecht's research focuses on the ancient music of Roman literature and its reception history and comparative literature. His two-volume history of Roman literature, which has been translated into eight languages ​​, is as much a standard work as the champion of Roman prose. He also went through translations from the Latin, especially from Virgil and Ovid, a name.

In addition, by Albrecht since 1984 editor of Sources and Studies in Music History and Georg von Albrecht Complete Edition.

In 1998 he received an honorary doctorate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. For his translations was honored by Albrecht 2004, with the Johann Heinrich Voss Award for translation.

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