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FRANZ HEINRICH LUDOLF AHRENS (1809–1881)

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 434 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FRANZ HEINRICH LUDOLF AHRENS (1809–1881), German philologist, was born at Helmstedt on the 6th of June 1809. After studying at Gottingen (1826–1829) under K. O. Willer and Ludolf Dissen, and bolding several eduuttional appointments, in 1849 he succeeded G. F. Grotefend as director of the Lyceum at Hanover, a post which.he filled with great success for thirty years. He died on the 25th of September 2881. His most important work is De Graecae Linguae Dialectis (1839-1843, new ed. by Meister, 1882-1889), which, although unfortunately incomplete, dealing only with Aeolic and Doric, and in some respects superseded by modern research, will always remain a standard treatise on the subject. He also published Bucalicorum Graecorum Reliquiae (1855–1859); studies on the dialects of Homer and the Greek lyrists; on Aeschylus; and some excellent school-books. A volume of his minor works (ed. Haberlin) was published in 1891, which also contains a complete list of his writings.
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