Curtius, Georg

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Curtius, Georg


Born Apr. 16, 1820, in Lübeck; died Aug. 12, 1885, in Hermsdorf, near Warmbrunn. German linguist. Specialist in classical philology and comparative-historical linguistics, and etymologist.

Curtius received a classical education in Berlin and Bonn. He was a professor at the universities of Berlin (1849–51), Prague (from 1849), Kiel (1854–61), and Leipzig (from 1861). With A. Schleicher, Curtius exerted a substantial influence on the development of Indo-European linguistics in the pre-neogram-marian period (1850–70). Curtius edited the series Studien zur griechischen und lateinischen Grammatik (vols. 1–10, 1868–78).


Grecheskaia uchebnaia grammatika. Moscow, 1862. (Translated from German.)
Nachala i glavnye voprosy grecheskoi etimologii. St. Petersburg, 1882. (Translated from German.)
Das Verbum der griechischen Sprache, vols. 1–2, 2nd ed. Leipzig, 1877–80.
Zur Kritik der neuesten Sprachforschung. Leipzig, 1885.


Thomsen, V. Istoriia iazykovedeniia do kontsa XIX veka. Moscow, 1938.
(Translated from Danish.) Windisch, E. Georg Curtius. Berlin, 1887.
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