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Lehrs, Karl

A German classical scholar, born at Königsberg in 1802. He studied at the university of his native place, in which he himself became, after teaching for some time in various gymnasia, Privat-Docent (1831), Extraordinary Professor (1835), and Ordinary Professor (1845). He died in 1878.

His most valuable work is the treatise on early Homeric criticism, De Aristarchi Studiis Homericis (Königsberg, 1833; 3d ed. 1882). Of his other writings it is most necessary to mention Quaestiones Epicae (1837); Herodiani Tria Scripta Minora (1848); Die Pindarscholien (1873); besides an edition of the Odes of Horace this is remarkable for the extreme length to which Lehrs carried his subjective criticism of the text. See Kammer, Karl Lehrs (Berlin, 1879); and Textual Criticism.

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