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Muller, Lucian

MULLER, LUCIAN (1836-1898), German scholar, was born at Merseburg in Prussian Saxony on the xyth of March 1836. Having studied at Berlin and Halle, he resided for five years in Holland, where he collected the materials for his Geschichte der klassischen Philologie in den Niederlanden (1869). Unable to obtain a university appointment in Germany, he accepted (1870) the professorship of Latin at the Imperial HistoricoPhilological Institute in St Petersburg. There he died on the 24th of April 1898. Miiller was a disciple of the methods of Bentley and Lachmann. His De re metrica poetarum latinorum (1861; 2nd ed., 1894) represents a landmark in the investigation of the metrical system of the Roman poets (the dramatists excepted), and his Metrik der Griechen und Rb'mer ( 2nd ed., 1885) is an excellent treatise in a small compass (Eng. trans, by S. B. Plainer, Boston, Mass., 1892).

His other chief publications were: C. Lucili saturarum reliquiae (1872), including the fragments of Accius and Sueius; Leben und Werke des Gaius Lucilius (1876; suppt. Luciliana, 1884); text of Horace (1869; 3rd ed., 1897); Quintus Horatius Flaccus, eine litterarhistorische Biographic (1880) ; Quintus Ennius (1884), an introduction to the study of Roman poetry; Q. Enni carminum reliquiae (1884); Livi Andronici el Cn. Naevi fabularum reliquiae (1885); Der saturnische Vers und seine Denkmaler (1885) ; Noni Marcdli compendiosa doctrina (1888); De Tacumi fabulis (1889); De Accii fabulis disputatio (1890).

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

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