Sylburg, Friedrich
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German Hellenist and editor. Born Wetter (Marburg) 1536, died Heidelberg 17. 2. 1596. Studied ancient languages and history at Marburg; spent time at Jena, Geneva and Paris. Taught in schools at Neuhaus and Lich. 1581 refused appointment as prof. of Greek at Marburg. Editorial work at Frankfurt 1583–1591, from 1591 at Heidelberg.

Work and influence

S., the son of a farmer, studied Greek, Latin and history at Marburg. A stay in Paris brought him into contact with the Humanist and printer Henricus Stephanus, for whose Thesaurus Gra…

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Gall, Dorothee, “Sylburg, Friedrich”, 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 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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