See also:born on the 21st of May 1785 . He completed his classical
See also:education at the university of
See also:Halle under F . A .
See also:Wolf, who considered him as his most promising
See also:pupil . In 1810 he was appointed
See also:professor of philosophy in the university of Berlin . For several years, between 1810 and 1821, he travelled in France, Italy, England and parts of Germany, examining classical
See also:manuscripts and gathering materials for his
See also:great editorial labours . He died at Berlin on the 7th of
See also:June 1871 . Some detached fruits of his researches were given in the Anecdota Graeca, 1814-1821; but the full result of his unwearied
See also:industry and ability is to be found in the enormous array of classical authors edited by him . Anything like a
See also:list of his
See also:works would occupy too much space, but it may be said that his industry extended to nearly the whole of Greek literature with the exception of the tragedians and lyric poets . His best known
See also:editions are:
See also:Plato (1816–1823), Oratores Attici (1823–1824), Aristotle (1831–1836), Aristophanes (1829), and twenty-five volumes of the Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae . The only Latin authors edited by him were
See also:Livy (1829–183o) and Tacitus (1831) .
See also:Bekker confined himself entirely to textual recension and
See also:criticism, in which he relied solely upon the
See also:MSS., and contributed little to the extension of general scholarship .
See Sauppe, Zur Erinnerung anMeineke 'und Bekker (1872) ;
See also:Haupt, " Gedachtnisrede auf Meineke und Bekker," in his Opuscula, iii.; E . I . Bekker, " Zur Erinnerung an meinen Vater," in the Preussisches Jahrbuch,
See also:xxix .
BEKKER (or WOLFF), ELIZABETH (1738–1804)
BALTHASAR BEKKER (1634–1698)
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