Hermann, Karl Friedrich
HERMANN, KARL FRIEDRICH (1804-1855), German classical scholar and antiquary, was born on the 4th of August 1804, at Frankfort-on-Main. Having studied at the universities oi Heidelberg and Leipzig, he went for a tour in Italy, on his return from which he lectured as Privatdozent in Heidelberg. In 1832 he was called to Marburg as professor ordinarius of classical iterature; and in 1842 he was transferred to Gottingen to the chair of philology and archaeology, vacant by the death of Otfried Miiller. He died at Gottingen on the 31st of December 1855. His knowledge of all branches of classical learning was Drofound, but he was chiefly distinguished for his works on Greek antiquities and ancient philosophy. Among these may be mentioned the Lehrbuch der griechischen Anliquitdten (new ed., 1889) dealing with political, religious and domestic antiquities; the Geschichte und System der Platonischen Philosophic (1839), unfinished; an edition of the Platonic Dialogues (6 vols., 1851- 1853); and Culturgeschichle der Griechen und Romer (1857- 1858), published after his death by C. G. Schmidt. He also ;dited the text of Juvenal and Persius (1854) and Lucian's De conscribenda historia (1828). A collection of Abhandlungen und Beilrage appeared in 1849.
See M. Lechner, Zur Erinnerung an K. F. Hermann (1864), and article by C. Halm in Allgemeine deutsche Biographie, xii. (1880).
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