August Wilhelm Zumpt

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August Wilhelm Zumpt (December 4, 1815 – April 22, 1877) was a German classical scholar, known chiefly in connection with Latin epigraphy. He was a nephew of Karl Gottlob Zumpt.

Born in Königsberg, Zumpt studied in Berlin, and in 1851 became professor in the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium.

His papers on epigraphy (collected in Commentationes epigraphicae, i vols., 1850–54) brought him into conflict with Theodor Mommsen in connexion with the preparation of the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, a scheme for which, drawn up by Mommsen, was approved in 1847. Zumpt died in Berlin.


  • Edition of Rutilius Claudius Namatianus (1840)
  • De Augustalibus et Seviris Augustalibus commentatio epigraphica (1846)
  • Monumentum Ancyranum (with Franck, 1847)
  • Studio, Romana (1859)
  • Das Kriminalrecht der röm. Republik (1865-1869)
  • Editions of Cicero's Pro Murena (1859) and De lege agraria (1861)
  • De monumento Ancyrano supplendo (1869)
  • Der Kriminalprozess der röm. Republik (1871)

Wilhelm Ihne incorporated materials left by him in the seventh and eighth volumes of his Römische Geschichte (1840).