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Born Nov. 24, 1785, in Karlsruhe; died Aug. 3, 1867, in Berlin. German philologist and historian of ancient Greece, founder of Greek epigraphics. Professor at the University of Heidelberg (from 1807) and the University of Berlin (from 1811). On his initiative a collected edition of Greek inscriptions, Corpus Inscriptionum Graecarum, vols. 1–4 (Berlin, 1825–59), was undertaken in 1815 by the Berlin Academy of Sciences. Böckh published volumes 1 and 2 and prepared material for the rest.
WORKSDer Staatshaushalt der Athener, vols. 1–2. Berlin, 1817.
Metrologische Untersuchungen. ... Berlin, 1838.
Commentationes ... in Pindari Carmina. Leipzig, 1811.
Gesammelte kleine Schriften, vols. 1–7. Leipzig, 1858–74.