Friedrich August Wolf

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German classical scholar who claimed that the Iliad and Odyssey were composed by several authors (1759-1824)


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The abbe d'Aubignac (1604-1676), humanist, poet, and theater critic, is better known to literary history for his groundbreaking work on the multiple and illiterate authorship of the Iliad, Conjectures academiques ou dissertation sur l'Iliade d'Homere--known to Friedrich August Wolf, who stole the glory--and especially the Pratiques du theatre (1657); he is also, among other works, the author of a kind of key to the language of preciosite, the Histoire du temps ou la relation du royaume de coqueterie.
"Isaac La Peyrere and the Old Testament" explores this movement at the intersection of high and low culture, and "Prolegomena to Friedrich August Wolf" explores it as part of the effort to breathe new life into the study of the classics in eighteenth-century Halle.
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