One of the leading Byzantinologists
in Europe, Diether Roderich Reinsch was born
in 1940 in Breslau, Germany and studied Classical
and German Literature at the universities
of Cologne, Tübingen and Berlin. He then
went on to study Byzantinology at the Free
University of Berlin where he obtained the
title “Doctor of Byzantinology” in 1974.
He taught at the University of Bochum as a professor
of Modern Greek and Byzantine Literature
from 1986 to 1993 and has been a professor
of Byzantinology at the Free University of
Berlin since then. He served as President
of the Society of German Byzantinologists,
of which he has been Vice-President since
2001. His scientific work is extremely abundant.
He has edited Kritovoulos and, in collaboration
with prominent scientists, Aristotle’s codes,
Anna Komnini’s “Alexiada”, and others. He
has also published numerous studies and book
reviews in scientific journals related to
Byzantine and early Modern Greek literature.