Friedrich Wilhelm SchneidewinFriedrich Wilhelm Schneidewin (June 6, 1810 - January 11, 1856), German classical scholar, was born at Helmstedt.
Schneidewin's work on Sophocles and the Greek lyric poets is of permanent value. His most important publications are:
- Ibyci Rhegini reliquiae (1833), severely criticized by G Hermann; Simonidis Cei reliquiae (1835)
- Delectus poesis Graecorum elegiacae, iambicae, melicae (1838-1839), in which the fragments of the lyric poets were for the first time published in a convenient form
- Paroemiographi graeci (1839, with E von Leutsch)
- Sophocles (1849-1854, revised after his death by A Nauck).
See A Baumeister in Allgemeine deutsche Biographie; E von Leutsch in Philologus, x.; and M Lechner, Zur Erinnerung an K. F. Hermann, F. W. Schneidewin (1864).
This entry was originally from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.