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Encyclopedia > Conrad Bursian

Conrad Bursian (November 14, 1830September 21, 1883), was a German philologist and archaeologist. November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Philology is the study of ancient texts and languages. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ...

He was born at Mutzschen in Saxony. When his parents moved to Leipzig, he received his early education at the Thomas School, and entered the university in 1847. Here he studied under Moritz Haupt and Otto Jahn until 1851, spent six months in Berlin (chiefly to attend Böckh's lectures), and completed his university studies at Leipzig (1852). He spent the next three years travelling in Belgium, France, Italy and Greece. In 1856 he became a Privatdozent, and in 1858 extraordinary professor at Leipzig; in 1861 professor of philology and archaeology at Tübingen; in 1864 professor of classical antiquities at Zürich; in 1869 at Jena, where he was also director of the archaeological museum; in 1874 at Munich, where he remained until his death. With an area of 18,413 km² and a population of 4. ... Map of Germany showing Leipzig   Leipzig? [ˈlaiptsɪç] (Polish; Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk) is the largest city in the federal state (Bundesland) of Saxony in Germany. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Moritz Haupt (July 27, 1808 - February 5, 1874), was a German philologist. ...   Berlin? (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... Philipp August Böckh (November 24, 1785 - August 3, 1867), was a German classical scholar and antiquarian. ... Map of Germany showing Leipzig   Leipzig? [ˈlaiptsɪç] (Polish; Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk) is the largest city in the federal state (Bundesland) of Saxony in Germany. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1858 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (German: Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen) is a state-supported university located on the Neckar river, in the city of Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Location within Switzerland Zürich (in English often Zurich, IPA ) is the largest city in Switzerland (population: 366,145 in 2004; population of urban area: 1,091,732) and capital of the canton of Zürich. ... Map of Germany showing Jena Jena is a town in central Germany on the River Saale. ... A museum is typically a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education enjoyment, the tangible and intangible evidence of people and their environment. ... Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München (pronounced listen) is the state capital of the German state of Bavaria. ...

His most important works are:

  • Geographie von Griechenland (1862?1872)
  • Beiträge zur Geschichte der klassischen Studien im Mittelalter (1873)
  • Geschichte der klassischen Philologie in Deutschland (1883)
  • edition of Julius Firmicus Maternus' De Errore Profanarum Religionum (1856)
  • edition of Seneca the Elder's Suasoriae (1857).

The article on Greek Art in Ersch and Gruber's Encyclopaedia is by him. Probably the work in connection with which he is best known is the Jahresbericht über die Fortschritte der klassischen Altertumswissenschaft (1873, etc.), of which he was the founder and editor; from 1879 a Biographisches Jahrbuch für Altertumskunde was published by way of supplement, an obituary notice of Bursian, with a complete list of his writings, being in the volume for 1884. Julius Firmicus Maternus, a Latin writer and notable astrologer, who lived in the reign of Constantine and his successors. ... Lucius, or Marcus, Annaeus Seneca, known as Seneca the Elder and Seneca the Rhetorician (c. ...

This article incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, which is in the public domain. Supporters contend that the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) represents, in many ways, the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...

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His cousin, Johann Conrad Orelli (1770-1826), was the author of several works in the department of later Greek literature.
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