Elimar Klebs

Elimar Klebs
Born (1852-10-15)15 October 1852
Braunsberg, Kingdom of Prussia
Died 16 May 1918(1918-05-16) (aged 65)
Marburg, German Empire
Residence German
Nationality German
Fields Ancient history
Institutions University of Berlin
University of Marburg
Alma mater University of Berlin
Notable awards Prussian Academy of Sciences

Elimar Klebs (15 October 1852 16 May 1918) was a German historian of ancient history. He was the brother of botanist Georg Klebs.


Klebs was born in Braunsberg (Braniewo), Prussia. He studied in Berlin under Theodor Mommsen and Heinrich von Treitschke, receiving his doctorate in 1876 and his habilitation in 1883.[1] Subsequently, he served as a privatdozent in Berlin.

Along with Hermann Dessau and Paul von Rohden, he was involved in producing the first edition of the Prussian Academy of Sciences' Prosopographia Imperii Romani. Klebs prepared the first volume, letters A-C, which appeared in 1897.[2]

Beginning in 1906, he was a professor for ancient history at the University of Marburg. Because of a serious illness, he was put on leave in 1913 and discharged from his academic duties the following year. He died in Marburg.[1]

Published works

Klebs focused on Ancient Roman history, such as the Historia Augusta, the Historia Apollonii and also studies involving the courtier Petronius. In addition, he made significant contributions to the Realencyclopädie der Classischen Altertumswissenschaft. The following are some of his principal literary efforts:


  1. 1 2 Hessische Biografie biographical sketch
  2. 1 2 Elimar Klebs at de.WikiSource
  3. OCLC WorldCat Petroniana. Anhang I.

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