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Oudendorp, Franz von

, a famous Dutch classical scholar, was born July 31, 1696, at Leyden, in the University of which place he received his training. In 1724 he was made Rector of the school at Nymegen, and in 1726 of the more important school at Haarlem, leaving the latter to accept a chair at Leyden as Professor of Eloquence and History (1740). He died Feb. 14, 1761.

Oudendorp was the last of the old school of Latinists which had flourished at Leyden from the time of Gronovius (q.v.), and his commentaries follow the stereotyped methods of his predecessors. He published an Oratio de Litterariis C. Iulii Caesaris Studiis (inaugural address, Leyden, 1740), and editions of the following classics: Iulius Obsequens (Leyden, 1720); Lucan (Leyden, 1728); Frontinus (Leyden, 1731; 2d ed. 1779); Caesar (Leyden, 1737); and Suetonius (2 vols. Leyden, 1751). After his death appeared his edition of Apuleius in 3 vols. (1785-1823).

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