Christian Habicht

Christian Habicht has been a Professor in the School of Historical Studies since 1973, becoming Professor Emeritus in 1998. A leading historian of the Hellenistic period, he is an authority on Greek epigraphy and on the history of Athens in the centuries between the fall of the Athenian Empire and the establishment of the Roman Empire.

“I remember going into Professor Habicht’s office—he always had time no matter how busy he was—and saying ‘How would you like it if IG II2 2971 dates to around 250 instead of 314?’ . . . I did not expect to hear anything for a day or two, as I had interrupted him in the midst of his work. Was I ever mistaken! About one half hour later I opened my door to his knock…”