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Johann Albrecht Friedrich August Meineke
August Meineke
(also Augustus Meineke; German: [ˈmaɪnəkə]; 8 December 1790 – 12 December 1870), German classical scholar, was born at Soest in the Duchy of Westphalia. He was father-in-law to philologist Theodor Bergk.[1] He obtained his education at the University of Leipzig
University of Leipzig
as a student of Johann Gottfried Jakob Hermann. After holding an educational post at Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland), he was director of the Joachimsthal Gymnasium in Berlin
Berlin
from 1826 to 1856.[2] In 1830 he became a member of the Berlin
Berlin
Academy. He died in Berlin
Berlin
on 12 December 1870.[1] He excelled in conjectural criticism, the comic writers and Alexandrine poets being his favourite authors.[2] He was the first scholar since Richard Bentley
Richard Bentley
to distinguish himself in the critical analyses of Menander
Menander
and Philemon.[1] Principal works[edit]

Fragmenta comicorum graecorum (1839–1857, the first volume of which contains an essay on the development of Greek comedy
Greek comedy
and an account of its chief representatives) Analecta alexandrina (1843, containing the fragments of Rhianus, Euphorion, Alexander of Aetolia, and Parthenius). Babrii Fabulae Aesopeae with Karl Lachmann, (1845). Strabo
Strabo
(including Strabonis Geographica
Geographica
1852 and Vindiciarum Strabonianarum liber, 1852). Alciphronis rhetoris Epistolae (edition of Alciphron, 1853). Stobaeus
Stobaeus
(1855–1863; including Florilegium 1855 [3] and Ioannis Stobaei Eclogarum physicarum et ethicarum libri duo, 1860). Poetarum comicorum Graecorum fragmenta, (1855; with Friedrich Heinrich Bothe). Theocritus, Bion, Moschus (3rd edition, 1856). Athenaeus of Naucratis
Athenaeus of Naucratis
(1858–1867); including Deipnosophistae e recognitione A. Meineke (1858). Aristophanis Comoediae, (1860, edition of Aristophanes' comedies).[4] Callimachus
Callimachus
(1861). Sophoclis Oedipus Coloneus cum scholiis graecis. Accedunt Analecta Sophoclea (1863).[5] Published in English: "The fragments of attic comedy after Meineke, Bergk, and Kock", 1957 by J M Edmonds (August Meineke; Theodor Bergk; Theodor Kock).

References[edit]

^ a b c A History of Classical Scholarship: The Eighteenth Century in Germany
Germany
by John Edwin Sandys ^ a b  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Meineke, Johann Albrecht Friedrich August". Encyclopædia Britannica. 18 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 83.  ^ Google Books Florilegium ^ WorldCat Identities Most widely held works by August Meineke ^ WorldCat Title Sophoclis Oedipus Coloneus, etc

Monographs by F. Ranke (1871), H. Sauppe (1872) and E. Förstemann in Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, XXI. (1885); also Sandys, Hist. Class. Schol. (1908), iii. 117.

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 69736744 LCCN: n88181640 ISNI: 0000 0001 0913 1363 GND: 119338890 SELIBR: 226572 SUDOC: 05987693X BNF: cb10729447q (data)

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