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Karl Wilhelm. A celebrated Hellenist, son of Gottlieb Immanuel Dindorf, and born January 2d, 1802, at Leipzig, where his father was Professor of Oriental Languages in the University. There the young Dindorf pursued his own studies in classical philology under Gottfried Hermann and C. D. Beck. In 1827, he received a call to the University of Berlin, which he declined, but in the following year accepted the title of Professor Extraordinarius at Leipzig. This he held until 1833, when he resigned it in order to devote himself entirely to research. For fifty years he continued to labour in the line of Greek and especially upon the dramatic poetry of Greece, and his contributions are of the very greatest value to modern scholarship. He died August 1st, 1883.

The most important works of Dindorf's long and productive labours are vols. vii.-xiii. of the great Invernizzi-Beck edition of Aristophanes (1820-34); a separate edition of Aristophanes, with notes and scholia (1835-39); of Aeschylus (1841-51); of Euripides (1834-63); an annotated edition of Sophocles (1832-36); a second volume of scholia to Sophocles, edited by Elmsley (1852); an edition of Demosthenes, with notes and scholia (1846-51); a work on the metres of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes (1842); lexicons to Sophocles and Aeschylus (1873-76); a text of Homer (1855-56); the scholia to the Odyssey (1855), and to the Iliad (1875-77). In collaboration with Hase and his brother, Ludwig Dindorf, he edited the Thesaurus Graecae Linguae of Stephanus (1831- 65). See Bursian, Geschichte der class. Philologie (Munich, 1883), pp. 861-870.


Ludwig August, brother of the preceding, born January 3d, 1805, was a classical scholar of some eminence. He collaborated with his brother and C. Hase upon the Thesaurus Graecae Linguae of Stephanus (9 vols. Paris, 1831-65); and published, independently, critical editions of Xenophon, Diodorus Siculus, Pausanias, Polybius, Dio Cassius, Zonaras, Hesiod, Euripides, and the Historici Graeci Minores, besides a work on the chronography of John Malelas, etc. He died September 6th, 1871.

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