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Karl David Ilgen
German classical philologist

Karl David Ilgen

Karl David Ilgen
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Intro German classical philologist
Was Religious scholar Theologian
From Germany
Field Religion
Gender male
Birth 26 February 1763
Death 17 September 1834, Berlin (aged 71 years)
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Karl David Ilgen (26 February 1763, born in Sehna, a village near Eckartsberga – 17 September 1834, Berlin) was a German Protestant Old Testament scholar and classical philologist.
He studied theology and philology at the University of Leipzig, and was later appointed rector at the munincipal gymnasium in Naumburg (1789). In 1794 he became a professor of oriental languages at the University of Jena. From 1802 to 1831, he was rector of the Landesschule Pforta.
Ilgen is credited as the first to use the term "epyllion" in classical literature, coining the term in 1796 when describing the Homeric "Hymn to Hermes".

Associated works

  • "Jobi antiquiss. carminis Hebraica natura atque virtutes", 1789.
  • "Hymni Homerici cum reliquis carminibus minoribus Homero tributi solitis et Batrachomyomachia", 1796
  • "Opuscula varia philologica", 1797.
  • "Die Urkunden des ersten Buchs von Moses in ihrer Urgestalt", 1798 – The records of the first books of Moses in their original form.
  • "Skolia, hoc est Carmina convivalia Graecorum", 1798.
  • "Animadversiones philologicae et criticae in Carmen Virgilianum quod Copa inscribitum", 1820.

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