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Hermann Johann Gottfried

Hermann, Johann Gottfried (1772-1848), a German philologist, was born at Leipzig. He studied law there and at Jena, and in 1794 began to lecture at Leipzig on ancient literature, being further appointed successively to the chairs of philosophy, elocution, and poetry before 1810. He was a good lecturer, and did much to improve the stady of Greek grammar, and published editions of the Greek tragedians, which involved him in controversy with contemporary scholars. Among his works are De emendanda ratione Grceccc Grammaticce, Handbuch der Metrik, and Epitome Doctrims Metriccs.