Löfstedt, Einar
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Swedish classical philologist and Latinist. Born Einar Harald L., Uppsala, 15. 6. 1880, died Stockholm 10. 6. 1955. Son of the Greek scholar of the same name. Studied at Uppsala. Study trips to Bonn (1904) and Göttingen (1909); 1907 doctorate at Uppsala; 1913–1945 prof. of Roman eloquence and poetry at Lund. 1939–1945 rector of the univ. there.

Work and influence

L. studied Latin and Greek philology with Olof August Danielsson and Per Persson. Study trips brought him into contact with German classical phi…

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Lather, Ralph, “Löfstedt, Einar”, 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_00436>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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