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The New International Encyclopædia/Hermann, Karl Friedrich

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HERMANN, Karl Friedrich (1804-55). A German classical scholar. He was born at Frankfort-on-the-Main, and was educated at Heidelberg and Leipzig. In 1832 he was appointed professor of classical philology at the University of Marburg, and in 1842 succeeded O. Müller as professor of philology and archæology at the University of Göttingen, where he remained until his death. His principal works were his Lehrbuch der griechischen Antiquitäten (6th ed. 1882-92), a standard work on Greek antiquities; Geschichte und System der Platonischen Philosophie (1839); Kulturgeschichte der Griechen und Römer (1857-58); and text revisions of Plato (6 vols., 1851-52); Juvenal's Satires (1854); and Persius (1854). Consult Lechner, Zur Erinnerung an Karl Friedrich Hermann (Berlin, 1864).