Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary

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Georges, Karl Ernst
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German classical philologist and lexicographer. Born Gotha 26. 12. 1806, died there 25. 8. 1895. Attended Gymnasium at Gotha and Nordhausen; 1826–1828 studied classical philology at Göttingen, then Leipzig. Doctorate for his German-Latin dictionary 1835 at Jena. 1839–1856 Oberlehrer at Realgymnasium in Gotha; 1863 title of prof.

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While still a schoolboy, G. was encouraged in his talent for lexical work by his teachers (who included Valentin Rost and Friedrich Karl Kraft), and i…

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Schelske, Oliver, “Georges, Karl Ernst”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00263>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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