Friedrich Wilhelm Schneidewin
Friedrich Wilhelm Schneidewin (6 June 1810 – 11 January 1856), was a German classical scholar.
He was born at Helmstedt. In 1833 he became a teacher at the Braunschweig gymnasium. In 1837 he was appointed an associate professor, and in 1842, a full professor of classical languages and literature at the University of Göttingen, where he died.
Schneidewin's work on Sophocles and the Greek lyric poets is of permanent value. His most important publications are:
- Ibyci Rhegini carminum reliquiae (1833), severely criticized by G. Hermann.
- Simonidis Cei carminum reliquiae (1835); edition of Simonides of Ceos.
- Delectus poesis Graecorum elegiacae, iambicae, melicae (1838-39), in which the fragments of the lyric poets were for the first time published in a convenient form.
- Corpus Paroemiographorum Graecorum Volume 1: Paroemiographi Graeci: Zenobius, Diogenianus, Plutarchus and Gregorius Cyprius. (1839–51, with E. von Leutsch)
- Sophocles (1849-1854, revised after his death by A. Nauck).
He also edited the fragments of the speeches of Hypereides on behalf of Euxenippus and Lycophron (already published by Churchill Babington from a papyrus discovered in Thebes, Egypt, in 1847) and a Latin poem on rhetorical figures by an unknown author (Incerti auctoris de figuris vel schematibus versus heroici, 1841), found by Jules Quicherat in manuscript in the Paris library. Schneidewin was also the founder of Philologus (1846), a journal devoted to classical learning, and dedicated to the memory of K. O. Müller.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Schneidewin, Friedrich Wilhelm". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. This work in turn cites:
- John Edwin Sandys, A History of Classical Scholarship, volume iii (Cambridge, 1908)