Prof. Dr. Gehrke is personally leading the recent excavations as well as the rebuilding of ancient monuments in Olympia.
His research and publications range widely, from Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic Greece to the Roman Republic and Empire, from social and political history to the history of political concepts and theories.
His main publications include Stasis: Untersuchungen zu den inneren Kriegen in den griechischen Staaten des 5. Und 4. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. (1985); Geschichte des Hellenismus (3rd edn. 2003); Alexander der Grosse (4th edn. 2005, trans. into many languages), and Geschichte der Antike: Ein Studienbuch (2nd edn. 2006). (© The Halle Institute)