Klotz, Christian Adolph
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German classical philologist. Born Bischofswerda 13. 11. 1738, died Halle 31. 12. 1771. 1758–1760 studied at Leipzig, 1761–1762 at Jena, where he won venia legendi. 1762 prof. ext. at Göttingen, 1763–1765 prof. ord. there. 1765 prof. of philosophy and eloquence at Halle. From 1766, privy councillor and librarian there.

Work and influence

K. showed a precocious talent for ancient languages and during his studies at Leipzig, where his teacher was Johann August Ernesti [16. 14], he already in 1758 published two diss., o…

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Helfberend, Malte, “Klotz, Christian Adolph”, 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 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00381>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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