Ernst Badian (August 8, 1925 – February 1, 2011) was an Austrian-born classical scholar who served as a professor at Harvard University, USA, from 1971 to 1998.Badian was one of the great historians of Greece and Rome of the 20th century. He was born in Vienna in 1925. In 1938, in view of the growing persecution of Jews in Austria and Germany, he moved with his parents to New Zealand.

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  • Ernst Badian (August 8, 1925 – February 1, 2011) was an Austrian-born classical scholar who served as a professor at Harvard University, USA, from 1971 to 1998.Badian was one of the great historians of Greece and Rome of the 20th century. He was born in Vienna in 1925. In 1938, in view of the growing persecution of Jews in Austria and Germany, he moved with his parents to New Zealand. There he attended Canterbury University College,He attended Canterbury University College, New Zealand, receiving a B.A. in 1945 and an M.A. the following year. He then went to University College, Oxford, studying under George Cawkwell and getting a B.A. (First Class in Litt. Hum.) in 1950, an M.A. in 1954, and D. Phil. in 1956. In addition, he took a Litt. D. from New Zealand's Victoria University of Wellington in 1962.After teaching in the universities of Sheffield, Durham, and Leeds in Britain, and at the State University of New York, Buffalo, he was appointed to Harvard’s Department of History in 1971, and was cross-appointed to the Department of the Classics in 1973. He became John Moors Cabot Professor of History Emeritus in 1998.Badian was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1974. An active promoter of classical studies in the United States, he helped found The American Journal of Ancient History (1976), the Association of Ancient Historians (1974), and the New England Ancient History Colloquium.In 1999 Austria awarded him the Cross of Honor for Science and Art (Österreichische Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst).Badian died at the age of 85 after a fall in his Massachusetts home. He was survived by his widow Nathlie, his children Hugh and Rosemary and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.The Ernst Badian Collection of Roman Republican Coins is housed by the Special Collections and University Archives of the Rutgers University libraries.At the 2012 meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, ancient historians T. Corey Brennan and Jerzy Linderski delivered papers reflecting on the historical methodologies employed by Badian.
  • Ernst Badian (* 8. August 1925 in Wien; † 1. Februar 2011 in Boston) war ein österreichisch-amerikanischer Althistoriker.Ernst Badians Familie emigrierte 1938 von Österreich nach Neuseeland. Er studierte in Christchurch und in Oxford, England bei Ronald Syme. Von 1954 bis 1964 war Lecturer an der University of Durham. In Oxford promovierte er 1956 (D. phil.), in Wellington 1962 ein zweites Mal (Litt. D.). Anschließend hatte er verschiedene Professuren in England und den USA inne. Badian lehrte von 1965 bis 1969 als Professor für Alte Geschichte an der University of Leeds. Von 1969 bis 1971 war er Professor für Geschichte und Klassische Antike an der University at Buffalo. Von 1971 bis zu seiner Emeritierung 1998 lehrte er als Professor in Harvard, seit 1982 als „John Moors Cabot Professor of History“. Badian ist der Gründer und war bis 2001 Herausgeber des American Journal of Ancient History. Er war Fellow der British Academy (seit 1965), korrespondierendes Mitglied der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, auswärtiges Mitglied der Finnischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.Badian hat sich intensiv mit Alexander dem Großen befasst, wobei Badian, nicht zuletzt unter dem Eindruck des Aufkommens des Nationalsozialismus in den 1930er Jahren, den Makedonen ausgesprochen negativ beurteilte. Diese Interpretation ist bis in die Gegenwart sehr einflussreich, aber auch nicht unumstritten.
  • Ernst Badian (Viena, 8 de agosto de 1925 - Boston, 1 de febrero de 2011) fue un historiador estadounidense de origen austríaco, profesor en la Universidad de Harvard de 1971 a 1998, y especialista en Estudios Clásicos.
  • Ernst Badian (Viena, 8 de agosto de 1925 - 1 de fevereiro de 2011) foi um historiador austríaco. De 1954 a 1964, foi docente na Universidade de Durham.== Referências ==
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  • Ernst Badian (Viena, 8 de agosto de 1925 - Boston, 1 de febrero de 2011) fue un historiador estadounidense de origen austríaco, profesor en la Universidad de Harvard de 1971 a 1998, y especialista en Estudios Clásicos.
  • Ernst Badian (Viena, 8 de agosto de 1925 - 1 de fevereiro de 2011) foi um historiador austríaco. De 1954 a 1964, foi docente na Universidade de Durham.== Referências ==
  • Ernst Badian (August 8, 1925 – February 1, 2011) was an Austrian-born classical scholar who served as a professor at Harvard University, USA, from 1971 to 1998.Badian was one of the great historians of Greece and Rome of the 20th century. He was born in Vienna in 1925. In 1938, in view of the growing persecution of Jews in Austria and Germany, he moved with his parents to New Zealand.
  • Ernst Badian (* 8. August 1925 in Wien; † 1. Februar 2011 in Boston) war ein österreichisch-amerikanischer Althistoriker.Ernst Badians Familie emigrierte 1938 von Österreich nach Neuseeland. Er studierte in Christchurch und in Oxford, England bei Ronald Syme. Von 1954 bis 1964 war Lecturer an der University of Durham. In Oxford promovierte er 1956 (D. phil.), in Wellington 1962 ein zweites Mal (Litt. D.). Anschließend hatte er verschiedene Professuren in England und den USA inne.
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