Johann Albrecht Friedrich
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.
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
Berlin from 1826 to 1856. In 1830 he became a member
Berlin Academy. He died in
Berlin on 12 December 1870.
He excelled in conjectural criticism, the comic writers and
Alexandrine poets being his favourite authors. He was the first
Richard Bentley to distinguish himself in the critical
Menander and Philemon.
Fragmenta comicorum graecorum (1839–1857, the first volume of which
contains an essay on the development of
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 (including Strabonis
Geographica 1852 and Vindiciarum
Strabonianarum liber, 1852).
Alciphronis rhetoris Epistolae (edition of Alciphron, 1853).
Stobaeus (1855–1863; including Florilegium 1855  and Ioannis
Stobaei Eclogarum physicarum et ethicarum libri duo, 1860).
Poetarum comicorum Graecorum fragmenta, (1855; with Friedrich Heinrich
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).
Sophoclis Oedipus Coloneus cum scholiis graecis. Accedunt Analecta
Published in English: "The fragments of attic comedy after Meineke,
Bergk, and Kock", 1957 by J M Edmonds (August Meineke; Theodor Bergk;
^ a b c A History of Classical Scholarship: The Eighteenth Century in
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.
^ 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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