Meyer, Eduard
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German classical philologist and ancient historian. Born Hamburg 15. 1. 1855, died Berlin 31. 8. 1930. Attended Johanneum in Hamburg, where he encountered the powerful influence not only of his father but also of the universal historian and Thucydides scholar Johannes Classen. From 1872, studied Oriental and classical languages at Bonn, then from 1872/73 Oriental studies and Egyptology at Leipzig; 1875 doctorate at L…

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Meissner, Burkhard, “Meyer, Eduard”, 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 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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