He studied at Marburg and Tübingen, and was professor at Breslau (1858–1862) and Moscow (1875–1879). He subsequently lived at Bückeburg, and died at Stadthagen in Schaumburg-Lippe on the 10th of July 1892.
Westphal was a man of varied attainments, but his chief claim to remembrance rests upon his contributions on Greek music and metre.
His chief works are:
- Griechische Metrik (3rd ed., 1885-1889)
- System der antiken Rhythmik (1865)
- Hephaestion's De metris enchiridion (1866)
- Aristoxenus of Tarentum (translation and commentary, 1883-1893, vol. ii. being edited after his death by F Saran)
- Die Musik des griechischen Altertums (1883)
- Allgemeine Metrik der indogermanischen and semitischen Volker (1892)
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press
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