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Bernays, Jakob

A distinguished philologist, born of Jewish ancestry at Hamburg in 1824. He studied classical philology at Bonn, and became professor there in 1866. He was a prolific writer, but his magnum opus was his edition of Lucretius (1855). Other important publications were his life of Joseph Justus Scaliger (Berlin, 1855), Lucian und die Cyniker (1877), and a translation of the first three books of Aristotle's Politics (1872). His Gesammelte Abhandlungen were edited after his death by Prof. Usener of Bonn (1887). He died May 26th, 1881.

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