The New International Encyclopædia/Riese, Alexander

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RIESE, rē'ze, Alexander (1840—). A German classical scholar, born and educated at Frankfort-on-the-Main. Besides his excellent editions of Varro's Satiræ Menippeæ (1865), of the Anthologia Latina (1869-70; 2d ed, 1894), of Ovid (1871-77), of the Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri (1871, 2d ed, 1893), of Catullus (1884, with commentary), and of Phædrus (1885), he published a suggestive essay, Idealisierung der Naturvölker des Nordens in den griechischen und römischen Litteraturen (1875), and two monographs on early German history, Das Rheinland in der Römerzeit (1889) and Das Rheinische Germanien in der antiken Litteratur (1892).