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Friedrich August Wolf (1759–1824)

Wolf, Friedrich August (vōlf). A German educator and classical scholar; born at Haynrode, Prussia, Feb. 15, 1759; died at Marseilles, France, Aug. 8, 1824. Among his very many books are his edition of Demosthenes’s ‘Leptinea’ (1790); Plato’s ‘Symposium,’ ‘Apology,’ ‘Phædo,’ ‘Crito’; Hesiod’s ‘Theogony’; Cicero’s ‘Tusculan Disputations,’ and other works; and Aristophanes’s ‘Clouds.’ What gave him his greatest notoriety is his ‘Prolegomena in Homerum’ (1795), an attempt to prove that the Iliad and Odyssey are not the work of one Homer, but a compilation from several sources.