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WILHELM VON CHRIST (1831-1906)

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 274 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WILHELM VON CHRIST (1831-1906), German classical scholar, was born in Geisenheim in Hesse-Nassau on the 2nd of August 1831. From 1854 till 186o he taught in the Maximiliansgymnasium at Munich, and in 1861 was appointed professor of classical philology in the university. His most important works are his Geschichte der griechischen Literatur (5th ed., 19(38 f.), a history of Greek literature down to the time of Justinian, one of the best works on the subject; Metrik der Griechen and Romer (1879); editions of Pindar (1887); of the Patina (1878) and Metaphysica (1895) of Aristotle; Iliad (1884). His contributions to the Sitzungsberichte and Abhandlungen of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences are particularly valuable. See O. Crusius, Gedkchtnisrede (Munich, 1907).
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