Hermann, Gottfried
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German philologist. Born Leipzig 28. 11. 1772, died there 31. 12. 1848. Studied law and philology at Leipzig from 1786. 1793 MA in artes liberales, 1794 habil. at Univ. of Leipzig. 1797 prof. ext. in philosophy, 1803 prof. of eloquence, Leipzig. After refusing an appointment to Kiel in 1809, prof. of poetry in Leipzig.

Work and influence

Friedrich Wolfgang Reiz acquainted H. with rationalist, empiricist philology in the tradition of Richard Bentley. Christian Gottfried Schütz introduced him to the critical textual s…

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Fornaro, Sotera, “Hermann, Gottfried”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00322>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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