German philologist, wasEnd of Article: WILHELM PAUL CORSSEN (1820–1875)
See also:born at
See also:Bremen on the loth of
See also:January 182o, and received his school
See also:education in the Prussian
See also:town of
See also:Schwedt, to which his
See also:father, a
See also:merchant, had removed . After spending some
See also:time at the Joachimsthal Gymnasium in Berlin, where his
See also:interest in philological pursuits was awakened by the rector, Meinike, he proceeded to the university, and there came especially under the influence of
See also:Bockh and Lachmann . His first important appearance in literature was as the author of Origines poesis romanae, by which he had obtained the prize offered by the " philosophical " or " arts "
See also:faculty of the university . In 1846 he was called from
See also:Stettin, where he had for nearly two years held a
See also:post in the gymnasium, to occupy the position of lecturer in the royal academy at
See also:Pforta (commonly called Schulpforta), and there he continued to labour for the next twenty years . In 1854 he won a prize offered by the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences for the best
See also:work on the pronuncia tion and
See also:accent of Latin, a
See also:treatise which at once took
See also:rank, on its publication under the title of Uber Ausspraclie, Vocalismus, and Betonung der lateinischen Sprache (1858—1859), as one of the most erudite and masterly
See also:works in its department . This was followed in 1863 by his Kritische Beitrdge zur
See also:lat . Formenlehre, which were supplemented in 1866 by Kritische Nachtraige zur lat . Formenlehre . In the discussion of the pronunciation of Latin he was naturally led to consider the various old
See also:Italian' dialects, and the results of his investigations appeared in
See also:miscellaneous communications to Kuhn's Zeitschrift fur vergleichende Schriftforschung .
See also:health obliged him to give up his
See also:ship at Pforta, and return to Berlin, in 1866; but it produced almost no diminution of his
See also:literary activity . In 1867 he published an elaborate archaeological study entitled the Alterthhmer and Kunstdenkmale
See also:des Cistercienserklosters St Marien and der Landesschule Pforta, in which he gathers together all that can be discovered about the
See also:history of the Pforta academy, the German "
See also:Eton," and in 1868—1869 he brought out a new edition of his work on Latin pronunciation . From a very early
See also:period he had been attracted to the
See also:special study of
See also:Etruscan remains, and had at various times given occasional expression to his opinions on individual points; but it was not till 187o that he had the opportunity of visiting Italy and completing his equipment for a formal treatment of the whole subject by
See also:personal inspection of the monuments .
In 1874 appeared the first
See also:volume of Uber die Sprache der Etrusker, in which with
See also:great ingenuity and erudition he endeavoured to prove that the Etruscan language was cognate with that of the Romans . Before the second volume (published posthumously under the editorship of Kuhn) had received the last touches of his
See also:hand, he was cut off in 1875 by a comparatively early
See also:death .
HIRAM CORSON (1828— )
CORNELIS CORT (1536-1578)
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