Schmid, Erasmus
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Also Schmied, Schmidt, Schmidius; German classical philologist. Born Delitzsch (Saxony) 17. 4. 1570, died Wittenberg 4. 9. 1637. School at Schulpforta from 1585; 1590–1593 studied at Wittenberg; 1595 stay in Hungary. From 1597, prof. of Greek at Wittenberg; from 1614 also prof. of mathematics.

Life and works

S.’s most important contribution to the history of philology was his edition of Pindar, which first appeared in 1616 [3]. Alongside the Greek text, this contains a new Latin translation, a co…

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Leonhardt, Jürgen, “Schmid, Erasmus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 14 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00649>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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