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Valckenaer, Ludwig Caspar

A distinguished Dutch classical scholar, born at Leeuwarden in 1715. He was Professor at Franeker (1741) and in the University of Leyden (1766), and died in 1785. His best known works are an edition of Homer's Iliad with the scholia (1747); of the Phoenissae of Euripides (1755; 4th ed. Leipzig, 1824); of the Hippolytus of Euripides, with a remarkable discussion on the fragments of the lost plays of that dramatist (1768; new ed. Leipzig, 1823); of the Greek bucolic and didactic poets (1781); of the fragments of Callimachus (rev. by Luzac, 1799); and a Diatribe de Aristobulo (ed. by Luzac, 1806). See L. Müller, Geschichte der classischen Philologie in den Niederlanden, pp. 82 foll. (Leipzig, 1869).

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