1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Müller, Lucian

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MÜLLER, LUCIAN (1836-1898), German scholar, was born at Merseburg in Prussian Saxony on the 17th of March 1836. Having studied at Berlin and Halle, he resided for five years in Holland, where he collected the materials for his Geschichte der klassischen Philologie in den Niederlanden (1869). Unable to obtain a university appointment in Germany, he accepted (1870) the professorship of Latin at the Imperial Historico-Philological Institute in St Petersburg. There he died on the 24th of April 1898. Müller was a disciple of the methods of Bentley and Lachmann. His De re metrica poetarum latinorum (1861; 2nd ed., 1894) represents a landmark in the investigation of the metrical system of the Roman poets (the dramatists excepted), and his Metrik der Griechen und Römer (2nd ed., 1885) is an excellent treatise in a small compass (Eng. trans. by S. B. Platner, Boston, Mass., 1892).

His other chief publications were: C. Lucili saturarum reliquiae (1872), including the fragments of Accius and Sueius; Leben und Werke des Gaius Lucilius (1876; suppt. Luciliana, 1884); text of Horace (1869; 3rd ed., 1897); Quintus Horatius Flaccus, eine litterar-historische Biographie (1880); Quintus Ennius (1884), an introduction to the study of Roman poetry; Q. Enni carminum reliquiae (1884); Livi Andronici et Cn. Naevi fabularum reliquiae (1885); Der saturnische Vers und seine Denkmäler (1885); Noni Marcelli compendiosa doctrina (1888); De Pacuvii fabulis (1889); De Accii fabulis disputatio (1890).