Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary

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Subject: Classical Studies

Edited by: Peter Kuhlmann (Göttingen) and Helmuth Schneider (Kassel)

This compendium gives a comprehensive overview of the history of classical studies. Alphabetically arranged, it provides biographies of over 700 scholars from the fourteenth century onwards who have made their mark on the study of Antiquity. These include the lives, careers and works of classical philologists, archaeologists, ancient historians, students of epigraphy, numismatics, papyrology, Egyptology and the Ancient Near East, philosophers, anthropologists, social scientists, art historians, collectors and writers. The biographies put the scholars in their social, political and cultural contexts while focusing on their scholarly achievements and their contributions to modern classical scholarship.

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Xylander, Guilielmus

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Author(s): Gall, Dorothee
Wilhelm Holtzmann; German Humanist and philologist. Born Augsburg 26. 12. 1532, died Heidelberg 10. 2. 1576. Studied Artes and philosophy at Tübingen and Basel; 1557/58 doctorate from Basel. From 1558 prof. of Greek, from 1562 of logic at the Univ. of Heidelberg. Joined forces with Ulrich Zwingli. 1564/65 rector of the Univ. of Heidelberg. Work and influence X. (his Humanist name is a Greek translation of his German name Holzmann, ‘Woodman’), was born in poverty in Augsburg. He received support from various citizens of the city, in particular the musi…