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Haase, Friedrich Gottlob

HAASE, FRIEDRICH GOTTLOB (1808-1867), German classical scholar, was born at Magdeburg on the 4th of January 1808. Having studied at Halle, Greifswald and Berlin, he obtained in 1834 an appointment at Schulpforta, from which he was suspended and sentenced to six years' imprisonment for identifying himself with the Burschenschaften (students' associations). Having been released after serving one year of his sentence, he visited Paris, and on his return in 1840 he was appointed professor at Breslau, where he remained till his death on the 16th of August 1867. He was undoubtedly one of the most successful teachers of his day in Germany, and exercised great influence upon all his pupils.

He edited several classic authors: Xenophon (AaKeSaifiovluv voXiTda, 1833); Thucydides (1840); Velleius Paterculus (1858); Seneca the philosopher (and ed., 1872, not yet superseded); and Tacitus (1855), the introduction to which is a masterpiece of Latinity. His Vorlesungen uber lateinische Sprachwissenschaft was published after his death by F. A. Eckstein and H. Peter (1874-1880). See C. Bursian, Geschichte der klassischenPhilologieinDeutschland (1883) ; G. Fickert, Friderici Haasii memoria (1868), with a list of works; T. Oelsner in Rubezahl (Schlesische Pravinzialblattcr), vii. Heft 3 (Breslau, 1868).

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

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