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Theodor Gomperz

Theodor Gomperz (March 29, 1832 - August 29, 1912), Austrian philosopher and classical scholar, was born at Brno (Brünn).

He studied at Brno and at Vienna under Hermann Bonitz. Graduating at Vienna in 1867 he became Privatdozent, and subsequently professor of classical philology (1873). In 1882 he was elected a member of the Academy of Science. He received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa from the university of Königsberg, and Doctor of Literature from the universities of Dublin and Cambridge, and became correspondent for several learned societies.

His principal works are:

  • Demosthenes der Staatsmann (1864)
  • Philodemi de ira liber (1864)
  • Traumdeutung und Zauberei (1866)
  • Herculanische Studien (1865-1866)
  • Beitrage zur Kritik und Erklarung griech. Schriftsteller (7 vols, 1875-1900)
  • Neue Bruchstucke Epikurs (1876)
  • Die Bruchslucke der griech. Tragiker und Cobets neueste kritische Manier (1878)
  • Herodoteische Studien (1883)
  • Ein bisher unbekannies griech. Schriftsystem (1884)
  • Zu Philodems Buchern von der Musik (1885)
  • Über den Abschluß des herodoteischen Geschichtswerkes (1886)
  • Platonische Aufsatze (3 vols, 1887-1905)
  • Zu Heraklits Lehre und den Überresten seines Werkes (1887)
  • Zu Aristoteles Potik (2 parts, 1888-1896)
  • Über die Charaktere Theophrasts (1888)
  • Nachlese zu den Bruchstücken der griechischen Tragiker (1888)
  • Die Apologie der Heilkunst (1890)
  • Philodem und die astheiischen Schriften der herculanischen Bibliothek (1891)
  • Die Schrift vom Staatswesen der Athener (1891)
  • Die jüngst entdeckten Überreste einer den platonischen Phaedon enthaltenden Papyrusrolle (1892)
  • Aus der Hekale des Kallimachos (1893)
  • Essays und Erinnerungen (1905)
  • Die Apologie der Heilkunst. Eine griechische Sophistenrede des 5. vorchristlichen Jahrhunderts (1910)
  • Hellenika. Eine Auswahl philologischer und philosophiegeschichtlicher kleiner Schriften (1912)

He supervised a translation of JS Mill's complete works (12 vols., Leipzig, 1869-1880), and wrote a life (Vienna, 1889) of Mill. His Griechische Denker: Geschichte der antiken Philosophie (vols. i. and ii., Leipzig, 1893 and 1902) was translated into English by L Magnus (vol. i., 1901).


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