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Poppo, Ernst Friedrich

POPPO, ERNST FRIEDRICH (1794-1866), German classical scholar and schoolmaster, was born at Guben in Brandenburg on the 13th of August, 1794. In 1818 he was appointed director of the gymnasium at Frankfort -on-the-Oder, where he died on the 6th of November 1866, having resigned his post three years before. Poppo was an extremely successful teacher and organizer, and in a few years doubled the number of pupils at the gymnasium. He is chiefly known, however, for his exhaustive and complete edition of Thucydides in four parts (n vols., 1821-1840), containing (i.) prolegomena on Thucydides as an historian and on his language and style (Eng. trans, by G. Burges, 1837), accompanied by historical and geographical essays; (ii.) text with scholia and critical notes; (iii.) commentary on the text and scholia; (iv.) indices and appendices. For the ordinary student a smaller edition (1843-1851) was prepared, revised after the author's death by J. M. Stahl (1875-1889).

See R. Schwarze in Allgemeine deutsche Biographic and authorities there referred to.

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

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