Paul Maas (classical scholar)

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Paul Maas. Charcoal drawing by Emil Stumpp

Paul Maas (18 November 1880, in Frankfurt am Main – 15 July 1964, in Oxford) was a German scholar who, along with Karl Lachmann founded the field of textual criticism.[1][2]

He studied classical philology at the universities of Berlin and Munich, receiving his doctorate in 1903. In 1910 he obtained his habilitation and in 1920 became a full professor at Berlin. In 1930 he was appointed chair of classical philology at the University of Königsberg. In 1934 he was forced into retirement by the Nazi government, and in 1939 emigrated to Great Britain, where he taught classes at Oxford University.[3][4]

Maas's law

Maas formulated Maas's law, an observation of the layout of bookrolls.

Works by Maas published in English

  • Textual criticism (1958), translation of Textkritik, 1927.[5]
  • Greek metre (1962), translation of Griechische metrik, 1923.[4]

Literature

References

  1. ^ https://wiki.uib.no/stemmatology/index.php/Paul_Maas
  2. ^ http://www.textualscholarship.org/stemmatics/
  3. ^ Kraatz - Menges / edited by Rudolf Vierhaus Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopaedie
  4. ^ a b Maas, Paul In: Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB). Band 15, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1987, ISBN 3-428-00196-6, S. 597.
  5. ^ Textual criticism OCLC WorldCat
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