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Aleksei Merzliakov (1778–1830)

Merzliakov, Aleksei Theodorovich (mãr-zlē-ä-kof’). A noted Russian poet and miscellaneous writer; born at Dolmatov, government of Perm, 1778; died near Moscow, 1830. He was an ardent classicist; professor of rhetoric and literature at the University of Moscow in 1810. He wrote a number of poems which were set to music and became popular songs. His principal literary works were: ‘Ancient Poetry and its Influence on Modern Civilization’ (1810); and ‘Imitation and Translation of Greek and Latin Authors’ (1825).