Philologisches Seminar

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Leonhardt

Phone: +49 7071 / 29-77964
E-Mail: juergen.leonhardt[at]
Keplerstrasse 2, 2nd floor, 72074 Tübingen
Room 211
Office hours by appointment

Since I am currently acting as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities I do not engage in regular lectures and courses. If you are interested in an appointment, please, contact me by e-mail: juergen.leonhardt(at)

Deputy professorship: Prof. Dr. Robert Kirstein

Curriculum vitae

Born 12.08.1957 in Lahr/Black Forest


Studied Greek and Latin Philology as well as Music in Tübingen and Munich
1981 Completed first state examination for high school teaching (Greek, Latin) in Tübingen
1982 Completed Master's examination (Magister Klassische Philologie, Classical Philology) in Tübingen
1985 Doctorate at the University of Munich
1982 - 1992 Full-time assistant and research associate at the Institute for Classical Philology of Munich University
1992 - 1994 Postdoctoral scholarship of the German Research Foundation
1994 Habilitation at the University of Munich
1994 - 1997 Professorship (Latin Studies, C4) at the University of Rostock
1997 - 2004 Professorship (Latin Studies) at the Philipps-University of Marburg
Since 2004 Professorship (Latin Studies) at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
Married; three children

Research Focus

Classical latin literature, particularly Cicero, Philosophy in Rome, latin metrics, history of reception of latin language and culture in Europe, particularly latin as world language and scientific language from the ancient world until today; new latin literature

Committees and Memberships

2001-2004 Repres. Chairman of the „Ständige Kommission für Lehrerausbildung“ (at the University of Marburg)

Chairman of the Hesse state association in the German Classical Philology Union


Repres. Chairman of the German Classical Philology Union (federal association)

Since 2004 Member of the renaissance working group at the Herzog August library Wolfenbüttel
Full member of the Heidelberg Academy of Scientists

Member of the Academy of Sciences for the Common Good in Erfurt

2006-2008 Vice Dean of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences
Since 2009 Dean of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences
2009/2010 Appointed to oversee integration of the Faculty for Philosophy and History, the Modern Linguistics Faculty, and the Faculty for Cultural Sciences into a single Faculty of the Humanitie
01.10.2010 - present Dean of the Faculty of the Humanities at Tübingen University

Editorial Board

Wolfenbütteler Renaissance-Mitteilungen, together with Anja Wolkenhauer (Tübingen), Manfred Pfisterer (Munich), Marc Föcking (Hamburg)

Member of the Editorial Board of "Rivista di Cultura Classica e Mediovale", Urbino


My recent publication list is available as pdf-document.