of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
awarded the 2008 William M. Calder III Fellowship for Classical Studies to Dr. Wolfgang Polleichtner
studied Classics, German, and philosophy at various universities in Ireland, Switzerland, the US, and Germany.
He received his MA in 2000, his "1.
Staatsexamen" in 2001, his
PhD in 2005, and his
Staatsexamen" in 2007.
MA thesis dealt with the influence of Plato's techniques in constructing dialogues on Thomas More.
dissertation investigated the philosophical and literary background of Aeneas' emotions in Vergil's Aeneid.
is working on his
Habilitation at the Ruhr-Universität at Bochum, Germany, on Thucydides.
Part of that project will be a study on Livy's debt to this great Athenian historian.
To conduct this study, Wolfgang Polleichtner
will go to work with Timothy Moore at the University of Texas at Austin