Darwin-L Message Log 7:41 (March 1994)

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<7:41>From rjohara@rjohara.uncg.edu  Mon Mar 14 23:13:19 1994

Date: Mon, 14 Mar 1994 21:21:46 -0600 (UTC -06:00)
From: "Robert J. O'Hara" <rjohara@rjohara.uncg.edu>
Subject: March 14 -- Today in the Historical Sciences
To: Darwin-L@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu


1793: KARL (KONRAD FRIEDRICH WILHELM) LACHMANN is born at Braunschweig,
Germany.  Lachmann will serve for most of his career as professor of philology
at Friedrich Wilhelm University in Berlin, where he will codify the principles
of modern textual criticism.  From study of the many extant manuscripts of
Lucretius's _De Rerum Natura_, Lachmann will publish in 1850 a reconstruction
of the state of the ancestral manuscript from which they all had been copied,
calculating even the number of pages in the lost ancestor and how many lines
it had on each page.  His work will establish a school of historical text
criticism that will profoundly influence Classical scholarship for the
remainder of the nineteenth century.

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