The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Bahr, Johann Christian Felix
BAHR, bär, Johann Christian Felix, German philologist: b. Darmstadt, 13 June 1798; d. 29 Nov. 1872. Educated at Heidelberg Gymnasium and University, of which last he became ordinary professor of classical philology in 1823. His chief work is his ‘History of Roman Literature’ (1828; 4th ed., 1868-70), which is noted for its clearness and comprehensiveness. Three supplements to this work deal with the ‘Christian Poets and Historians of Rome’ (1836); the ‘Christian-Roman Theology’ (1837); and the ‘History of Roman Literature in the Carlovingian Period’ (1840). He edition of ‘Herodotus’ (2d ed., 1855-61) is also noteworthy.