Hermann Fränkel

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Hermann Fränkel
Born Hermann Ferdinand Fränkel
(1888-05-07)May 7, 1888
Berlin, German Empire
Died April 8, 1977(1977-04-08) (aged 88)
Santa Cruz, California, U.S.
Nationality German Empire
Citizenship United States
Alma mater University of Göttingen
Scientific career
Fields Classical studies
Institutions Stanford University
Academic advisors Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff
Franz Bücheler
Friedrich Leo
Notable students Bruno Snell

Hermann Ferdinand Fränkel (May 7, 1888 – April 8, 1977) was a German American classical scholar. He served as professor of Ancient Greek philology at Stanford University until 1953.

Son of professor Max Fränkel and younger brother of de:Charlotte Fränkel, Fränkel studied classics at Berlin, Bonn and Göttingen. He later lectured at Göttingen, but was denied a professorship after the Machtergreifung. Eluding increasing racial discrimination by the Nazis, Fränkel immigrated to the United States in 1935. He was offered a professorship at Stanford shortly after. He also held guest professorships at University of California, Berkeley and Cornell University.

Fränkel made important contributions to Early Greek poetry and philosophy interpretation.[1] His son Hans Fränkel became a noted scholar of Chinese literature.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1921 Die homerischen Gleichnisse, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
  • 1930 Parmenidesstudien, Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung.
  • 1945 Ovid: A Poet Between Two Worlds, Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • 1951 Dichtung und Philosophie des frühen Griechentums, New York: American Philological Association.
  • 1955 Wege und Formen frühgriechischen Denkens, Munich: Beck.
  • 1957 Wege der Wissenschaft zur Wirklichkeit, Freiburg: H.F. Schulz.
  • 1961 Apollonius Rhodius: Argonautica, Oxford: Oxford University Press (Oxford Classical Texts)
  • 1964 Einleitung zur kritischen Ausgabe der Argonautika des Apollonios, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
  • 1968 Noten zu den Argonautika des Apollonios, Munich: Beck.
  • 1974 Grammatik und Sprachwirklichkeit, Munich: Beck.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fränkel, Hermann Ferdinand (1975) [1951]. Early Greek poetry and philosophy: A history of Greek epic, lyric, and prose to the middle of the fifth century. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. ISBN 0-15-127190-9. 

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