University of Erfurt
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
Religious studies; History of religion
Area(s) of Expertise
Roman religion; urban religion; historiography of religion
1962, Fellow for Religious Studies at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies of the University of Erfurt, Germany.
Studied at the universities of Bonn, Lancaster (GB) and Tübingen from 1981 onwards. 1994-5 University of Constance; 1995-9 Professor for Classical Philology (Latin) at the University of Potsdam. 1999-2015 Chair of Comparative Religion at the University of Erfurt; 2004-7 Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy; 2008 interim president of the university. 2000-8 Coördinator of the Research Program „Roman Imperial and Provincial Religion“ and from 2008 onwards Co-director of the Research Group “Religious Individualization in Historical Perspective”; 2012-17 director of the ERC Advanced Grant “Lived Ancient Religion”. Since 2013 he is Vice-director of the Max Weber Centre.
Domi militiae 1990; (ed.) Rituals in Ink 2004; (ed. with C. Ando) Religion and Law 2006; (ed.) A Companion to Roman Religion 2007 (end ed. 2009); The Religions of the Romans 2007; Fasti sacerdotum 2008; The Roman Calendar form Numa to Constantine: Time, History, and the Fasti 2011; Von Jupiter zu Christus 2011; Religion in Republican Rome: Rationalization and Ritual Change 2012; Religiöse Erinnerungskulturen 2012; (ed.) Reflections on Religious Individuality 2013; Ancients and Moderns: Religion 2013; Tra Giove e Cristo: trasformazioni religiose nell’impero romano 2013; (ed.), A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World, 2015; Superstitión o individualidad, 2016; Pantheon 2016; On Roman Religion 2016.