The New International Encyclopædia/Hirschfeld, Otto

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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).