KLÍMA, Otakar

KLÍMA, Otakar. Prague 15.11.1908 — Prague 29.11.1988. Czechoslovakian Iranian Scholar. Research Director in Prague. Studies of Slavic, Germanic and Oriental languages at Prague, under Hrozný, Lesný and Rypka. Ph.D. 1931. In 1931-53 taught at secondary schools (Gymnasium). In 1953-73 Director of the Near Eastern Section of the Oriental department of Czechoslovakian Academy of Sciences in Prague. Retired in 1973. Mainly interested in Old and Middle Iranian languages, literatures, religion, and history.

Publications: a Hebrew grammar in Czech. 1956.

Mazdak. Geschichte einer sozialen Bewegung im sassanidischen Persien. 317 p. 1957; Manis Zeit und Leben. 1962.

in Czech: Zarathuštra. 220 p. 1964; Sláva a pád starého Iránu. 252 p. 1977.

Beiträge zur Geschichte des Mazdakismus. 161 p. Diss. or. 37. Prague 1977.

more than 200 articles and reviews.

Sources: D.G.K. 1992; Bio-bibliogr. de 134 savants 1979, 303f.; ‪*Iranian and Indo-European Studies: Memorial Volume of Otakar Klíma‬. 1994; www.databaze-prekladu.cz (in Czech).

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