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Brunck, Richard François Philippe

A classical scholar, born at Strassburg, December 30th, 1729. He was educated in Paris, and took up the study of Greek, in which he won a sound reputation for keen criticism of texts. He was noted for his great skepticism as to the accuracy of copyists. He died June 12th, 1803. His chief works are Analecta Veterum Poetarum Graecorum (1772-76); and editions of Anacreon (1778); Apollonius Rhodius (1780); Aristophanes (1781-83); the Gnomic Poets (1784); Vergil (1785); and Sophocles (1786).

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