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Ernst Eckstein (1845–1900)

Eckstein, Ernst (ek’stīn). A German humorist, poet, and novelist; born at Giessen, Feb. 6, 1845; died in Dresden, Nov. 18, 1900. From the university he went to Paris, and there completed his comic epos ‘Check to the Queen’ (1870), and wrote ‘Paris Silhouettes’ (1873), the grotesque nightpiece ‘The Varzin Ghosts’ and the ‘Mute of Seville.’ Later he wrote ‘Margherita’; ‘At the Tomb of Cestius’; ‘The Mosque at Cordova’; and many stories of ancient classic life, as ‘The Claudii’; ‘Aphrodite, a Story of Ancient Hellas’; ‘Decius the Fluteplayer: a Merry Story of a Musician in Ancient Rome.’