The New International Encyclopædia/Passow, Franz
PASSOW, päs'sṓ, Franz (1786-1833). A German philologist. He was born at Ludwigslust, studied at Leipzig, and was called in 1807 to the chair of Greek in the Weimar Gymnasium, and in 1815 to that of ancient literature in the University of Breslau. His principal work is his Handwörterbuch der griechischen Sprache (1819-24). He also published Grundzüge der griechischen und römischen Litteratur- und Kunstgeschichte (2d ed., 1829), and other volumes.