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Gomperz, Theodor

GOMPERZ, THEODOR (1832- ), German philosopher and classical scholar, was born at Brtinn on the 2gth of March 1832. He studied at Briinn and at Vienna under Herman Bonitz. Graduating at Vienna in 1867 he became Privatdozent, and subsequently professor of classical philology (1873). In 1882 he was elected a member of the Academy of Science. He received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa from the university of Konigsberg, and Doctor of Literature from the universities of Dublin and Cambridge, and became correspondent for several learned societies. His principal works are : Demosthenes der Staatsmann (1864), Philodemi de ira liber (1864), Traumdeulung und Zauberei (1866), Herkulanische Studien (1865-1866), Beilrage zur Kritik und Erklarung griech. Schriftsteller (7 vols., 1875-1900), Neue Bruchstucke Epikurs (1876), Die Bruchstucke der griech. Tragiker und Cobets neuesle krilische Manier (1878), Herodoteische Studien (1883), Ein bisher unbekanntes griech. Schriftsystem (1884), Zu Philodems Biichern lion der Musik (1885), Uber den Abschluss .des herodoteischen Geschichtswerkes(i&86), Platonische Aufsalze (3 vols., 1887-1905), Zu Heraklits Lehre und den Uberresten seines Werkes (1887), Zu Aristoteles' Poetik (2 parts, 1888-1896), Uber die Charaktere Theophrasts (1888), Nachlese zu den Bruchstilcken der griech. Tragiker (1888), Die Apologie der Heilkunsi (1890), Philodem und die asthetischen Schriften der herculanischen B ibl iothek ( 1 89 1 ) , DieSchrift iiomStaatswesenderAthener(i8gi),Diejiingst entdeckten Uberreste einer den Platonischen Phddon enthaltenden Papyrusrolle (1892), Aus der Hekale des Kallimachos (1893), Essays und Erinnerungen (1905). He supervised a translation of J. S. Mill's complete works (12 vols., Leipzig, 1869-1880), and wrote a life (Vienna, 1889) of Mill. His Griechische Denker: Geschichte der anliken Philosophic (vols. i. and ii., Leipzig, 1893 and 1902) was translated into English by L. Magnus (vol. i., 1901).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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