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Franz Volkmar Fritzsche (26 January 1806 in Steinbach bei Borna – 17 March 1887) was a German classical philologist. He was the son of theologian Christian Friedrich Fritzsche (1776-1850).

He studied under philologist Gottfried Hermann (his future father-in-law) at the University of Leipzig, where in 1825 he received his habilitation. In 1828, he succeeded Immanuel Gottlieb Huschke (1761-1828) as professor of rhetoric and belles-lettres (teaching classes in classical literature) at the University of Rostock. At Rostock, he founded a philological seminar, and in 1836/37, he served as university rector.


In the field of classical literature, he is largely known for his scholarly interpretation of Aristophanes and Lucian. The following are some of his principal writings:

  • Quaestiones Lucianeae, 1826
  • Varietas lectionis in Luciani Nigrinum, 1830
  • Quaestiones Aristophaneae, 1835
  • De parabasi Thesmophoriazusarum commentatio, 1836
  • Aristophanis comoediae, quae supersunt, 1838
  • Disputatio de Adimanto, patriae suae proditore, 1843
  • Disputatio de Deo ex machina, 1843
  • Aristophanis Ranae, 1845.
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    Franz Volkmar Fritzsche Wikipedia

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