Alexander Demandt was born in 1937 in Marburg, Germany. Since 1974 he has been professor of Ancient History at the Free University Berlin, with Antiquity, Philososophy of History and History of Science as his main focuses. In one of his most popular works, “Sternstunden der Geschiche” (2000; t: Magic moments of history), he describes historical events such as Alexander the Great entering Babylonia. In 2003 he was awarded the Ausonius-Prize of the University of Trier.
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