Matthiae, August Heinrich
MATTHIAE, AUGUST HEINRICH (1760-1835), German classical scholar, was born at Gb'ttingen, on the 25th of December 1769, and educated at the university. He then spent some years as a tutor in Amsterdam. In 1798 he returned to Germany, and in 1802 was appointed director of the Friedrichsgymnasium at Altenburg, which post he held till his death, on the 6th of January 1835. Of his numerous important works the best-known are his Greek Grammar (3rd ed., 1835), translated into English by E. V. Blomfield (sth ed., by J. Kenrick, 1832), his edition of Euripides (9 vols., 1813-1829), Grundriss der Geschichte der griechischen und romischen Litteratur (3rd ed., 1834, Eng. trans., Oxford, 1841) Lehrbuch fur den ersten Unterricht in der Philosophic (3rd ed., 1833), Encyklopiidie und Methodologie der Philologie (1835). His Life was written by his son Const an tin (1845).
His brother, FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN MATTHIAE (1763-1822), rector of the Frankfort gymnasium, published valuable editions of Seneca's Letters, Aratus, and Dionysius Periegetes.
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