Scheller, Immanuel Johann Gerhard
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German philologist. Born Ihlow (Electorate of Saxony) 22. 3. 1735, died Brieg (Silesia, now Brzeg, Poland) 5. 7. 1803. School in Apolda, Eisenberg and elsewhere after the death of his father, from 1752 Thomasschule Leipzig; from 1757 studied theology and philology in Leipzig with Johann August Ernesti. 1761 head of the Lyceum in Lübben (Niederlausitz); from 1771 until his death, rector of the Gymnasium in Brieg.


S.’s first major work was a ‘Guide’ (Anleitung) to the ancient authors [1], in which he rejected the mec…

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Leonhardt, Jürgen, “Scheller, Immanuel Johann Gerhard”, 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 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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