Kai Brodersen was born in 1958. He studied Ancient History, Classical Philology and Protestant theology in Erlangen, Munich and Oxford, PhD 1986 and habilitation in 1995 in Munich. Professor at the University of Mannheim since 1996/97. Visiting professor at several universities in Britain, since 2008 Professor of Ancient Culture and President at the University of Erfurt.
Research on Greek and Roman historiography and geography, on ancient inscriptions, oracles and miracle texts and on the economic and historical impact of the ancient world (including Asterix) (cf www.uni-erfurt.de/antike).