Prof. Dr. Michael Rathmann

Michael Rathmann studied ancient, medieval and modern history, and classical archaeology at the University of Bonn. In 1998 he obtained his doctorate with the thesis “Untersuchungen zu den Reichsstraßen in den westlichen Provinzen des Imperium Romanum”. He researched and teached in Bonn, Siegen and Zurich and worked as research assistant at the Deutsche Bundestag. After he habilitated in 2009 with the thesis “Weltgeschichte und Provinz. Untersuchungen zur Βιβλιοϑήκη des Diodor aus Sizilien” at the University of Bonn he was member of research group (B-IV) Historical Geography (Topoi 1) at the Excellence Cluster Topoi. Since 2013 Michael Rathmann has been Professor of Ancient History at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

His research activity focuses on roman infrastructure and roman administrativ structure, geography in classical antiquity, and Hellenistic historeography.

Michael Rathmann is member of research group (C-5) Common Sense Geography and supports the project (C-5-7) Common Sense Geography and the Peutinger Map.