See also:scholar, was
See also:born at Rome on the 27th of
See also:June 1835 . He studied at the university of Rome, took his degree in 1855 in natural science and
See also:mathematics, and entered his
See also:pharmacy as assistant . His scanty leisure was, however, given to study . He learned Greek by himself, and gained facility in the modem language by conversing with the Greek students at the university . In spite of all disadvantages, he not only mastered the language, but became one of the chief classical scholars of Italy . In 1857 he published, in the Rheinisches Museum, a
See also:translation of some recently discovered fragments of
See also:Hypereides, with a dissertation on that orator . This was followed by a
See also:notice of the annalist Granius
See also:Licinianus, and one on the oration of Hypereides on the Lamian War . In 1859 he was appointed
See also:professor of Greek at Pisa on the recommendation of the duke of Sermoneta . A few years Iater he was called to a similar
See also:post at Florence, remaining emeritus professor at Pisa also . He subsequently took up his residence in Rome as lecturer on Greek antiquities and greatly interested himself in the Forum excavations . He was a member of the governing bodies of the
See also:academies of Milan, Venice, Naples and
See also:Turin . The
See also:list of his writings is long and varied .
See also:works in classical literature, the best known are an edition of the Euxenippus of Hypereides, and monographs on Pindar and
See also:Sappho . He also edited the
See also:great inscription which contains a collection of the municipal
See also:laws of Gortyn in Crete, discovered on the site of the
See also:ancient city . In the
See also:Kalewala and the Traditional
See also:Poetry of the Finns (
See also:English translation by I . M . Anderton, 1898) he discusses the
See also:national epic of Finland and its heroic songs, with a view to solving the problem whether an epic could be composed by the interweaving of such national songs . He comes to a negative conclusion, and applies this reasoning to the Homeric problem . He treats this question again in a
See also:treatise on the so-called Peisistratean edition of
See also:Homer (La Commissione omerica di Pisistrato, 1881) . His Researches concerning the
See also:Book of Sindibad have been translated 3 . 4• 5• Limited partner-
See also:ships . in the Proceedings of the Folk-Lore Society . His Vergil in the
See also:Middle Ages (translated into English by E . F .
Benecke, 1895) traces the
See also:strange vicissitudes by which the great Augustan poet became successively grammatical fetich, Christian
See also:prophet and wizard . Together with Professor Alessandro d'Ancona,
See also:Comparetti edited a collection of Italian national songs and stories (9 vols., Turin, 1870-1891), many of which had been collected and written down by himself for the first
See also:time .
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