Heinrich Gelzer

Not to be confused with the German classical scholar Matthias Gelzer, who wrote on Julius Caesar and the Late Roman Republic.

Heinrich Gelzer (1 July 1847, in Berlin – 11 July 1906, in Jena) was a German classical scholar. He wrote also on Armenian mythology.[1] He was the son of the Swiss historian Johann Heinrich Gelzer (18131889). He became Professor of classical philology and ancient history at the University of Jena, in 1878. He wrote a still-standard work on Sextus Julius Africanus.[2] He worked out the chronology of Gyges of Lydia, from cuneiform evidence, in an 1875 article.[3]



  1. "Armenian Mythology" by Mardiros H. Ananikian
  2. M. Walraff, in Frances Margaret Young, M. J. Edwards, Paul M. Parvis (editors), Papers presented at the fourteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2003 (2006), p. 310.
  3. Walter Burkert (PDF), p. 3

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