The Classical Museum

The Classical Museum

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Born near Aachen, Leonhard Schmitz (1807-90) studied at the University of Bonn, from which he received his PhD, before marrying an Englishwoman and becoming a naturalised British citizen. Made famous by the 1844 publication of his translation of Niebuhr's Lectures on the History of Rome, he became rector of the Royal High School, Edinburgh, where he taught Alexander Graham Bell. He also briefly tutored the future Edward VII (and he had previously taught Prince Albert in Bonn). This short-lived quarterly journal, which Schmitz founded and edited between 1844 and 1850, focused exclusively on aspects of classical antiquity - in contrast to the more general literary reviews that were common in the period. It illuminates the development of Classics as a specialist discipline as well as contemporary intellectual links between Britain and Germany. This first volume was published in 1844.The reader will see that the conclusions arrived at in the foregoing paper make no pretence to originality, but are merely selected from ... And it is for him to decide whether this selection brings us nearer to the probable meaning of Aristotle than the version of any single commentator. ... To excite fear and pity, and to afford them a pleasurable relief, is the proper end of tragedy, and therefore they alone areanbsp;...

Title:The Classical Museum
Author: Leonhard Schmitz
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2012-12-13

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