Georg Luck papers
- 1948, 1954-approximately 2010s
- Luck, Georg, 1926-2013 (Person)
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2.74 Cubic Feet (2 record center cartons, 1 legal half-size document box)
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Luck was born in Bern, Switzerland, and attended the Kirchenfeld Gymnasium (high school) in Bern. During and after World War II, he served in the Swiss Army, eventually being promoted to lieutenant. After this, he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Bern, also with studies at the University of Paris. He came to the U.S. for graduate studies, at Harvard University, where he earned a masters degree in classics in 1951. Returning to the University of Bern, he earned a doctorate in 1953.
He taught classics at Yale University in 1952 and at Brown University in 1953 and 1954. Next, he taught at Harvard from 1955 to 1958, and the University of Mainz from 1958 to 1962. He became a full professor at the University of Bonn, and then moved to Johns Hopkins in 1970, where he remained for the rest of his career. For twelve years, he was the editor in chief of the American Journal of Philology. He retired in 1990.
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