The New International Encyclopædia/Hirschfeld, Otto

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The New International Encyclopædia
Hirschfeld, Otto
Edition of 1905. See also Otto Hirschfeld on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

HIRSCHFELD, Otto (1843—). An eminent German classical philologist and historian, born at Königsberg. After having taught at Göttingen, Prague, and Vienna, he was in 1885 appointed to the chair of ancient history in the University of Berlin. Of his historical writings the most important is his Untersuchungen auf dem Gebiete der römischen Verwaltungsgeschichte (1876). He rendered especial service to classical learning as editor of Latin inscriptions: Inscriptiones Galliæ Narbonensis Latinæ (1888); supplement to the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, vol. iii. (ib., 1893); Inscriptiones Aquitaniæ et Lugdunensis (1899).