Christian Falster

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Christian Falster

Christian Falster (January 1, 1690 – October 24, 1752) was a Danish poet and philologist, born at Branderslev (island of Laaland). He became rector of the school at Ribe. He preferred to live there, refusing to accept better positions, and keeping his rectorship. He published translations of Ovid (1719) and the Satires of Juvenal (1731); 11 original satires on his times, often reprinted (1720–39); and in Latin a number of works, such as Viglia Prima Noctium Ripensiun (1721); Memoriœ Obscurœ (1722); Amœnitates Philologicœ (three volumes, 1821–32).

The editors of The Classical Journal wrote that:

Falster thought that all learning should be brought to bear upon theology, and, like Erasmus, he though [sic] that classical authors could contribute much toward sound religion. Falster's work covered a broad field from the history of Greek literature on the one hand, to Latin lexicography on the other, recognizing that philology, in the narrow sense, and literature are inextricably interwoven. [1]


  1. ^ "General Comment". The Classical Journal 14 (6): 391–392. March 1919. JSTOR 3288423. 
 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Moore, F., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.