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Badian, Ernst (1925–2011), historian of ancient Greece and Rome, was born on 8 August 1925 in Vienna, the only child of Josef (Joseph) Badian (1893–1965), bank clerk, and his wife, Salka (Sally), née Horinger (1894–1965). Jewish by descent, he experienced the organized anti-Jewish mob violence of ...

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Brink, Charles Oscar [formerly Karl Oskar Levy] (1907–1994), classical scholar, was born on 13 March 1907 at Pybalstrasse 14, Charlottenburg, Germany, the elder of two sons of Arthur Levy (1874–1941), lawyer, and his wife, Elise (1879–1956), daughter of Oskar Misch, businessman, of ...

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Fraenkel, Eduard David Mortier (1888–1970), classical scholar, was born in Berlin on 17 March 1888, the son of a wine merchant, Julius Fraenkel, who was a first cousin of Ludwig Traube and an uncle of Ernst Fraenkel, and his wife, Edith Heimann. He attended the ...

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Lewis, David Malcolm (1928–1994), classical scholar, was born in Willesden, London, on 7 June 1928, the elder son of William Lewis, auctioneer, and his wife, Milly. His parents were both born in the United Kingdom; his grandparents were immigrants from Poland and Lithuania...

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Maas, Paul Lazarus (1880–1964), classical scholar and Byzantinist, was born at 49 Niedenau Strasse, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on 18 November 1880, the eldest of the five children of Dr Maximilian Maas (1852–1923), banker and private scholar, and Henriette, née Oppenheimer-Prins (1856–1940). After school education in ...

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Shefton, Brian Benjamin (1919–2012), classical archaeologist, was born Bruno Benjamin Scheftelowitz on 11 August 1919 in Cologne, Germany, the younger son of Isidor Isaac Scheftelowitz (1875–1934), Sanskrit scholar and rabbi, and his wife, Friedericke (Frieda), née Kohn (1880–1971). He was initially educated at the ...

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Walzer, Richard Rudolf (1900–1975), classical scholar and orientalist, was born on 14 July 1900 in Berlin, son of Max Walzer, a Jewish businessman of modest means, and his wife, Elfriede, née Mannheim. On leaving the Werner Siemens Realgymnasium in 1918, he began to study medicine and Hebrew, but very soon upon attending a series of lectures by ...