Stallbaum, Johann Gottfried
STALLBAUM, JOHANN GOTTFRIED (1793-1861), German classical scholar, was born at Zaasch, near Delitzsch in Saxony, on the 25th of September 1793. From 1820 until his death on the 24th of January 1861 Stallbaum was connected with the Thomasschule at Leipzig, from 1835 as rector. In 1840 he was also appointed extraordinary professor in the university. His reputation rests upon his work on Plato, of which he published two complete editions: the one (1821-1825) a revised text with critical apparatus, the other (1827-1860) containing exhaustive prolegomena and commentary written in excellent Latin, a fundamental contribution to Platonic exegesis. A separate edition of the Parmenides (1839), with the commentary of Proclus, deserves mention. Stallbaum also edited the commentaries of Eustathius on the Iliad and Odyssey, and the Grammaticae latinae institutiones of Thomas Ruddiman.
See C. H. Lipsius in the Osterprogramm of the Thomasschule (1861) ; R. Hoche in Allgemeine deutsche Biographic, vol. xxxv.
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