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Thomas G. Rosenmeyer
German-American classical philologist

Thomas G. Rosenmeyer

Thomas G. Rosenmeyer
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Intro German-American classical philologist
A.K.A. Thomas Gustav Rosenmeyer
Was Engineer Philologist
From Germany United States of America
Field Engineering Social science
Gender male
Birth 3 April 1920, Hamburg, Germany
Death 6 February 2007, Oakland, Alameda County, California, U.S.A. (aged 86 years)
Star sign Aries
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Thomas Gustav Rosenmeyer (April 3, 1920 – February 6, 2007) was a German-American classical scholar. He was a Professor Emeritus for Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. His main interest was the literature of classical Greece, especially Plato.


Rosenmeyer was born on April 3, 1920 in Hamburg and attended the Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums from 1930 to 1938. He left Germany for England in 1939, and was interned for being a German citizen and transferred to Canada, where Martin Ostwald and Emil Fackenheim were in the same camp. After being released in 1942, he graduated from McMaster University in 1944 and completed his M.A. from the University of Toronto in 1945 and his doctor at Harvard in 1949. He was a faculty member at the University of Iowa, Smith College and the University of Washington before he went to the University of California, Berkeley.

He died of cardiac arrest at his home in Oakland on February 6, 2007.

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