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THEODOR GOMPERZ (1832– )

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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 230 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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THEODOR GOMPERZ (1832– ), German philosopher and classical scholar, was born at Brunn on the 29th of March 1832. He studied at Brunn and at Vienna under Herman Bonitz. Graduating at Vienna in 1867 he became Privatdozent, and subsequently professor of classical philology (1873). In 1882 he was elected a member of the Academy of Science. He received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa from the university of Konigsberg, and Doctor of Literature from the universities of Dublin and Cambridge, and became correspondent for several learned societies. His principal works are: Demosthenes der Staatsmann (1864), Philodemi de ira liber (1864), Traumdeutung and Zauberei (1866), Herkulanische Studien (1865—1866), Beitrage zur Kritik and Erklarung griech. Schriftsteller (7 vols., 1875—1900), Neue Bruchstucke Epikurs (1876), Die Bruchstiicke der griech. Tragiker and Cobets neueste kritische Manier (1878), Herodoteische Studien (1883), Ein bisher unbekanntes griech. Schriftsystem (1884), Zu Philodems Buchern von der Musik (1885), Uber den Abschluss des herodoteischen Geschichtswerkes (1886), Platonische Aufsatze (3 vols., 1887—1905) , Zu Heraklits Lehre and den Uberresten seines Werkes (1887), Zu Aristoteles' Poetik (2 parts, 1888—1896), Uber die Charaktere Theophrasts (1888), Nachlese zu den Bruchstiicken der griech. Tragiker (1888), Die Apologie der Heilkunst (1890), Philodem and die asthetischen Schriften der herculanischen Bibliothek (1891), Die Schrift vomStaatswesenderAthener(1891),Diejiingst entdecklen Uberreste einer den Platonischen Phadon enthaltenden Papyrusrolle (1892), Aus der Hekale des Kallimachos (1893), Essays and Erinnerungen (1905). He supervised a translation of J. S. Mill's complete works (12 vols., Leipzig, 1869—1880), and wrote a life (Vienna, 1889) of Mill. His Griechische Denker: Geschichte der an.tiken Philosophie (vols. i. and ii., Leipzig, 1893 and 1902) was translated into English by L. Magnus (vol. i., 1901).
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