Lambert Schneider – archaeologist

Friends and companions of the archaeologist Lambert Schneider

 

Antje and Juergen Brodisch

 

 

Juergen Brodisch. *Oct 30, 1939.                                                                Architect. Urban planning.

Antje Brodisch, née Bakker. *Nov 1, 1943.
Teacher.

Antje and Juergen are already linked to Lambert Schneider through their parents’ generation. Antje’s mother, Gerda Bakker, was married to Georg Lewenton in her second marriage: a family friend of the publisher Lambert Schneider. The closer contact to the archaeologist L.S. was re-established when he got a job at the University of Hamburg and moved to Hamburg in 1971. In the meantime, for decades, A. and J. Brodisch have been connected to Lambert Schneider and his wife Monika Debes-Schneider through frequent vacation stays on Lake Como as well as through many trips together, especially in Italy, with a focus on art history and urban development.

For many years, Jürgen Brodisch was involved in projects for the building and urban development authorities on cost- and space-saving housing and urban design in Hamburg.
Antje and Juergen are already linked to Lambert Schneider through their parents’ generation. Antje’s mother, Gerda Bakker, was married to Georg Lewenton for the second time: a family friend of the publisher Lambert Schneider. The closer contact to the archaeologist L.S. was re-established when he got a job at the University of Hamburg and moved to Hamburg in 1971. In the meantime, for decades, A. and J. Brodisch have been connected to Lambert Schneider and his wife Monika Debes-Schneider through frequent vacation stays on Lake Como as well as through many trips together, especially in Italy, with a focus on art history and urban development.

For many years, Juergen Brodisch was involved in projects for the building and urban development authorities on cost- and space-saving housing and urban design in Hamburg.

Martina Dieterle

Archaeologist. Numismatic expertise and trade.

 

 

*May 29, 1965 in Schramberg (Black Forest), Germany.
Parents: Erwin Dieterle, civic engineer.
Eleonore Dieterle, teacher.

Friend and fellow of Lambert Schneider and his family since 1994.

Martina Dieterle and Lambert Schneider, 2004.

1985 – 1999 Studies at Universities of Berlin (Freie Universität) and Hamburg in the fields of Classical Archaeology, Western Asiatic Archaeology, and Ancient History.
Participation in excavations, field research, and restoration: Bietigheim-Bissingen (1986); Tell Schech Hamad, Syria (1986); Pompeji (1991).
Assisted in auction preparations at Sotheby’s Berlin, Cologne and London (1992-1996).
Topographical field studies at Dodona (Northern Greece).
Magister Artium (1994, Berlin); PhD (1998, Hamburg).
1996 – 2000 Numismatic researcher and author of various auction catalogues of Frank Sternberg Company, Zurich (ancient coins).
Seit 2000 Own numismatic business at Schenkenzell (Black Forest) in numismatic research and trading of coins, and in advising collectors: Dr. Martina Dieterle – coins and ancient art. Advising also young kids to become connoisseurs and collectors of coins.
Presence at international auctions and coin shows in Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Switzerland, and the USA.

Bronze coin from Dodona, showing the religious symbols of the sanctuary. c. 300 BC. Collection MD.

   Publications

1999 Dodona. Religionsgeschichtliche und Historische Untersuchungen zu Entstehung und Entwicklung des Zeus-Heiligtums. Dissertation Hamburg 1999.
2007 Dodona. Religionsgeschichtliche und Historische Untersuchungen zu Entstehung und Entwicklung des Zeus-Heiligtums. 459 Seiten. Spudasmata 116. Olms, Hildesheim 2007.
2009-2021 The A.K. Collections. Triton XII-XXIII, Classical Numismatic Group, New York 2009-2020.
2012 The Encyclopedia of Ancient History (EAH Wiley), Vol. IV s. v. Dodona. First published 2012, revised 2019.
2014 Review T.E. Emmerling: Studien zu Datierung, Gestalt und Funktion der ‘Kultbauten’ im Zeus-Heiligtum von Dodona. In: Journal of Hellenic Studies 134 (2014) , p. 248-249.
2019 From Black forest to Asia. In: The Hong Kong Coin Show 2019, p. 50-53.
Websites: http://www.dr-dieterle.de/        http://www.dr-dieterle.de/english/ueber_uns.html

 

Herbert Hoffmann

Archaeologist. Anthropologist. Therapeut.

*April 3 1930 Eisenstadt; † August 9 2012 Tuscany.
Married to Ursula Corleis (painter; sculptress).

 

 

 

Fellow of Lambert Schneider since 1972, often as an intellectual and spiritual mentor.

Co-founder and editor of the journal Hephaistos.

Biography: see obituary by Lambert Schneider.

Herbert Hoffmann. 2012, Podere Istine, Tuscany.

   Selected publications

1966 Tarentine Rhyta. Philipp von Zabern (Mainz 1966).
1972 Early Cretan Armorers (with A. E. Raubitschek). Philipp von Zabern (Mainz 1972).
1977 Sexual and Asexual Pursuit: A Structuralist Approach to Greek Vase Painting. Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Occasional Paper no. 34 (London 1977).
1980 Knotenpunkte. Zur Bedeutungsstruktur griechischer Vasenbilder. In: Hephaistos 2 (1980), p. 127-154.
2007 Sotades. Symbols of Immortality on Greek Vases (Oxford 2007).
2007 Divergent Archaeology. Published by Franz Philipp Rutzen, Mainz/Ruhpolding (2007). ISBN 978-3-938646-12-0.
2014 Beads on the Ballroom Floor (biographisch). Published by Franz Philipp Rutzen, Mainz/Ruhpolding (2014).

Obituaries

Lambert Schneider: Herbert Hoffmann (1930-2012). Erinnerungen an den Freund und Wegbegleiter. In: Hephaistos 29 (2012), p. 177-181.
Lambert Schneider: Nachruf auf Herbert Hoffmann (April 3, 1930 – August 9, 2012). Thetis. Mannheimer Beiträge zur Klassischen Archäologie und Geschichte Griechenlands und Zyperns 19 (2012), p. 239-240.

Herbert Hoffmann – Wikipedia: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Hoffmann_(Arch%C3%A4ologe)

Herbert Hoffmann and friends, 1984, Podere Istine, Tuscany. From right to left.: Herbert Hoffmann; his wife Ursula Corleis; Lambert Schneider (archaeologist); Lambert Schneider jr.; Elisabeth Engel (daughter of Monika-Debes-Schneider, wife of Lambert Schneider).

 

Irma Lübcke

Violinist.

Decades of intensive Buddhist practice and research.

 

 

 

 

 

* March 3, 1923 in Lübeck; † May 5, 2018 in Hamburg.

Irma Lübcke, 2006.

Irma Lübcke grew up in poverty and in very cramped conditions in Lubeck and was also afflicted with a severe visual impairment from birth. She taught herself to play a chord zither at an early age and, after extensive requests on her behalf, received violin lessons as a 12-year-old. From 1940, at the age of 17, she studied at the Schleswig-Holstein State Music School in Lübeck. Two years later, following the final examination, she majored in violin with distinction. Thereafter, until 1942, she completed further studies at the Musikhochschule Berlin with Max Strub. Following the bombing of the music college in 1942 her violin studies came to an end and she went on to complete teaching assignments and to work as a private music teacher.From 1950 she worked at many concerts, in close cooperation with the organist of the Lubeck Marien-Kircche Walter Kraft, in the orchestra and in various chamber music ensembles: as a soloist in Lübeck at the ‘Remter Concerts’ in the Gothic St. Anne’s Museum, but – from the 1960s – also in the whole of Germany, in Italy and in Asian countries.

Irma Lübcke, c. 1955.

Irma Lübcke, c. 1955.

At the suggestion of her landlady and friend at the time, she was first introduced to Buddhism. Then, in 1950, she attended a meeting with Paul Debes, a founder and great promoter of Theravada Buddhism (i.e. the original teachings of the Buddha) in Germany. This experience was, in her own words, a “revelation” that shaped her further life.
The ‘Buddhist Seminar’ (based, from 1959, in Rohlfshagen near Bad Oldeslohe, north of Hamburg) arose out of various working groups under the direction of Paul Debes. Irma Lübcke joined this seminar in 1960 and stayed there until 1966, leaving her previous ‘music’ life behind and devoting her entire energy into the study of Buddhas sayings. Other permanent members of this Buddhist research institution were Ingetraud Anders; Monika Debes [later Monika Debes-Schneider, the wife of Lambert Schneider]. Close collaborators were Hellmut Hecker and Fritz Schäfer.
From 1972, now a long time practicing Buddhist, she resumed her music activities: as a violin teacher and as a founder and conductor of the youth orchestra “Süder-Elbe”.

Irma Lübcke conducting her Süder-Elbe orchestra.

Irma Lübcke was acquainted with Lambert Schneider since 1983, and close friends since 1989, following the joint purchase of a southern holiday residence on Lake Como. Conversations about philosophical topics as well as music and the shared joy of the beauty of Italy shaped this friendship as well as Irma Lübcke’s life more generally.

Irma Lübcke and Lambert Schneider
giving a concert at a worship service
in the village church of Perledo (Lake Como),
1995.

Publications by Irma Lübcke

1972 Dankbarkeit, die buddhistische Tugend der Katannutä. = Horae susicivae philosophiae / Philosophische Nebenstunden, eine Schriftenreihe zu Fragen der menschlichen Existenz, vol. 5. 1972.
1982 Christmas At The Time Of Praetorius. LP Archiv Produktion 2547 080 (1982): Margot Guilleaume / Helmut Krebs / Eppendorf School Boys’ Choir, Hamburg / Hamburg City Chorus, directed by Adolf Detel. (Irme Lübcke’s contribution as violinist mentioned on the cover).
1993 Irma Lübcke 1923. In: Ernte 23. Biographische Schriften zum 70. Geburtstag von Carola Schäfer. 1993.
2008 Das eherne Karmagesetz und seine differenzierten Aspekte. In: A. Weil (ed.), Karma. Herrnschrot/Stammbach 2008, p. 13-28. ISBN 978-3-931095-74-1.
2017 Das eherne Karma-Gesetz und seine Differenziertheit. Gelesen von Renate Kann. Ethik-Hörbuch. 2017.
2018 Die italienische Geige. Ein Erlebnisbericht einer Buddhistin. Hörbuch: Read by Mareike Eisenstein. Ethik-Hörbuch 2018.

Publications on Irma Lübcke

2013 L. Schneider: Ansprache zu Irma Lübckes 90. Geburtstag. Eutin, Wilhelmshöhe.
2018 H.-H. Bleise: Irma Lübcke ist verstorben. In: Buddhistische Monatsblätter 64, 3/2018, p. 47.
2018 L. Schneider: Obituary on Irma Lübcke. 2018.

 

Stamatis Lymperopoulos

Archaeologist. Travel agent. Travel guide.

 

*June 29, 1949 in Delphi.

Father : Jorgos Lymperopoulos, sports teacher. Resistance fighter against fascism in Greece; Hidden in an olive tree below the village of Delphi for years and looked after by his wife Dimitra.

Mother : Dimitra Lymperopoulos, housewife.

Stamatis Lymperopoulos and Lambert Schneider, Santorini (Thira) 2014.

Friend and companion of Lambert Schneider and his family since the beginning of his studies at Hamburg University in 1973. Joint travels and projects.

1967 Graduation from high school in Delphi.
1970 – 1972 German studies in Hamburg and German university entrance qualification.
1973 – 1978 Studies at the University of Hamburg with the subjects Classical Archeology, Ancient History and Classical Philology.
1978 – 1980 Military service in Greece.
1980 – 1984 Continuation of studies at the University of Hamburg. PhD with the thesis “Untersuchungen der nachklassischen attischen Grabreliefs unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Kaiserzeit [Investigations of the post-classical Attic grave reliefs with special consideration of the Imperial Era]” (1984).
1988 – 1991 Curator at the Benaki Museum, Athens (responsible for the antiquities department).
1991 – 1992 Journalistic activity at Der Spiegel (documentation).
Since 1992 Together with Lore Schramm-Lymperopoulos agency for innovative travel and cultural stays in Greece and Cyprus (partly in cooperation with Thomas-More-Akademie Bensberg and with Academic Study Tours Heidelberg), based in Heraklion, later Delphi.
Annual winter project with participants from Central Europe: “Olive harvest in Crete” (since 2002).
Extensive lecturing in Germany. Since the mid-1990s, collaboration with the Thomas More Academy, Bensberg (especially conferences); there lecturer for ancient and modern Greece.
Editorial collaboration with ZDF for films of the series TERRA X, also at ARD, 3-sat und BR. Four-part series on Greek mythology for children on Greek mythology, in KIKA.
Since 2002 Historical journalistic activity for the magazine HERMES with articles in German and Greek.
Since 2019 Representative of the regions Delphi/Phokis for touristic development. After a serious illness in Berlin in 2020 and 2021.

Stamatis Lymperopoulos und Lambert Schneider, Delphi 2015.

Selected publications

1992 [Catalogue] A. R. Bromberg (ed): Gold aus Griechenland. Schmuck und Kleinodien aus dem Benaki Museum Athen. Gold of Greece. Jewelry and Ornaments from the Benaki Museum. Exhibition Catatlogue.
2009 Ein Mythos in seiner Kontinuität. Die Entführung und Vergewaltigung Europas. In: Nova Graecia. Festschrift für Heinz Richter (= Peleus vol. 28). Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, p. 9-20. ISBN-10: 3447059745. ISBN-13: 978-3447059749.
2013 Die Thermalquellen von Edipsos. In: Hermes, Deutsch-Griechische Zeitschrift 1914/I, p. 59-62 (German and Greek).
2013 Achilleion auf Korfu. In: Hermes, Deutsch-Griechische Zeitschrift 1914/II, p. 60-61 (German and Greek).
Contact: stylympero@gmail.com

 

Rita Saager

Art historian. 

 

 

 

*September 11, 1943 in Celle.
Married to Hans-Wolfgang Saager.

Close friend to Lambert Schneider and the family since 1999; various joint group and private trips to Italy, to Greece and to the USA.

1983 – 1995 During the child-rearing phase and afterwards part-time employment in the economy. 1995 – 2002 Study of art history, archeology and church and dogma history at the University of Hamburg. Graduation with the master’s thesis: „Mystische Elemente in der zweiten Schauseite des Isenheimer Altars von Matthias Grünewald“. Since 2002 research on European landscape painting of the 19th century, including Greek travel memories in pictures and text. Public lectures on art-historical topics as well as guided tours through the changing exhibitions of Bucerius Kunstforum, Hamburg, and Kunsthalle, Hamburg.

Rita Saager, on the Athenian acropolis, in front of an ancient unfinished column drum. 2011.

   Contact: rita.saager@web.de

 

 

Hans Joachim Schalles

Classical archaeologist.

 

Hans-Joachim Schalles, 2008.

 

 

 

 

Hans-Joachim Schalles, 1971.

* September 28, 1951 in Kassel; † October 6, 2015 in Xanten.
Married to Anne Ley-Schalles.

PhD at University Hamburg, 1982; since then at Regionalmuseum Xanten, since 1987 head of the museum.

Since the beginning of his studies at Hamburg University in 1972, a close friend of Lambert Schneider. Co-editor of the journal Hephaistos. Joint lectures with Lambert Schneider, as well as journeys to Greece, Bulgaria and Russia.

Selected publications

1985 Untersuchungen zur Kulturpolitik der pergamenischen Herrscher im dritten Jahrhundert vor Christus, Wasmuth, Tübingen 1985 (Istanbuler Forschungen, vol. 36) ISBN 3-8030-1757-2 (= Dissertation).
1986 Der Pergamon-Altar zwischen Bewertung und Verwertbarkeit, Fischer, Frankfurt/M 1986. ISBN 3-596-23935-4.
1993 As co-editor with Ulrich Boelicke: Geschichte aus dem Kies. Neue Funde aus dem Alten Rhein bei Xanten. Publikation zur Ausstellung im Regionalmuseum Xanten vom 6. Juni bis 31. Oktober 1993. Rheinland-Verlag/Habelt, Köln/Bonn 1993 (= Xantener Berichte, vol. 3/ Führer des Regionalmuseums, no. 34) ISBN 3-7927-1378-0.
2009 As editor: Marcus Caelius. Tod in der Varusschlacht. Primus-Verlag, Darmstadt 2009, ISBN 978-3-89678-808-5.

Meeting of the editors of  the journal Hephaistos with their publisher, 1981: (from left to right) Wolfgang Schiesches, printer/publisher; Lambert Schneider (kneeling); Klaus-Heinrich Meyer; Hans-Joachim Schalles (sitting); Burkhard Fehr.

Obituary: Antike Welt 6/2015, p. 5.

Hans-Joachim Schalles – Wikipedia: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans-Joachim_Schalles

 

 

Peter Zazoff

Archaeologist.

 

 

 

 

 

*April 4, 1922 in Sofia; †August 1, 2011 in Hamburg.

Married to Hilde Zazoff (medical doctor and collaborator

in P.Z.‘s scientific investigations in ancient gems).

Peter Zazoff, 2008 at Hamburg University.

Peter Zazoff, after having moved from Bulgaria to Germany at the age of about 30, studied Classical Archaeology at the universities of Freiburg und Erlangen. Ph.D. 1948. During the following years, high school teacher in Latin and Greek. Since 1971, researcher at Hamburg University, since 1971 as full professor at the Archaeological Institute there.

Main fields of research: Ancient gems; Thracian imagery (various publications with Simone Michel und Lambert Schneider).

Scientific cooperation and closer friendship with Lambert Schneider since 1983. Joint researches on Scythian and Thracian iconology; voyages to Greece, Bulgaria and Romania, to Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan (partly funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). Together with Lambert Schneider, in charge of academic exchange programs of the universities of Sofia and Hamburg.

Selected publications

Seit 1968 Editor and co-author of the series „Antike Gemmen in deutschen Sammlungen“.
1983 Die antiken Gemmen (Handbuch der Archäologie). Munich 1983.
1983 Gemmensammler und Gemmenforscher (with Hilde Zazoff). Munich 1983.
1984 Archäologie in Bulgarien. Austauschprogramm zwischen den Universitäten Sofia und Hamburg (with L. Schneider). Hephaistos 5/6, 1984/85, p. 81-83.
1985 Zur thrakischen Kunst im Frühhellenismus. Griechische Bildelemente in zeremoniellem Verwendungszusammenhang (with Ch. Höcker and L. Schneider). In: Archäologischer Anzeiger 1985, p. 595 – 643.
1986 Thrakien im Frühhellenismus. Eigenständigkeit und Abhängigkeit einer antiken Kultur im Spiegel ihrer Kunst (with L. Schneider). In: Antike Welt 17/4 (1986), p. 3-21.
1988 Die Bildsprache der Thraker. Archäologische Forschungen in Bulgarien (with L. Schneider). Uni-HH-Forschung: Wissenschaftsberichte aus der Universität Hamburg XXII (1988), p. 57-66.
1994 Konstruktion und Rekonstruktion. Zur Lesung thrakischer und skythischer Bilder (with L. Schneider). Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts 109 (1994), p. 143-216.

Peter Zazoff – Wikipedia: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Zazoff