GLASER, Karel (Karol Glazer)

GLASER, Karel (Karol Glazer). Kötsch bei Marburg (now Hočen, Maribor) 3.2.1845 — ibid. 18.7.1913. Austrian (Slovenian) Indologist. Schoolteacher in Trieste. In 1865-68 studies of classical philology and Slavistics at Wien, further studies at Berlin. For a while tutor at his home town, then teacher in Leoben, Cilli (Celje), Pettau (Ptuj), Krainburg (Kranj, 1874-77), and Weidenau (Vidnem v Šleziji). Ph.D. 1883 Wien in Sanskrit. In 1880-1900 he taught at Stadtgymnasium in Trieste, seeking for a chair without success. Retired in 1900.

KG was a Slavic and Sanskrit scholar, whose magnum opus was the great history of Slovenian literature. As an Indologist he is mainly known as the editor of the PPN, though he also translated much into Slovenian.

Publications: diss. “Über Bâṇa’s Pârvatîpariṇayanâṭaka”, S.W.A. 104, 1883, 575-664 (text edition and critical study).

– “Ob indoevropskih jezikih”, Slovenski narod 1876 (transl. from English); “Epiške indske pripovedke in pravljice”, Kres 1882-84; further articles on India, IE lin­guistics and Slovenian poetry in Slovenian.

translated: Indijska Talija. 1. Urváši. Indijska drama Kâlidâsova. 1885; 2. Mâlavikâ in Agnimitra. Indijska drama Kâlidâsova. 1886; 3. Sakuntalâ ali “Prstan spoznanja”. 1908.

– “Rigveda I, 143. text, Übersetzung und Commentar”, Progr. Triest 1885, 24 p.

translated: “Pârvatîs Hochzeit. Ein indischer Schauspiel”, Progr. Triest 1886.

– “Damajantica žaluje po soprogu, iz Mahâbhârata”, SN (prim. Glaser) 4, 205.

– “Das indische Student auf Grund der Dharmaśāstra- und Gṛhyasūtra-Literatur”, ZDMG 66, 1912, 1-37.

Zgodovina slovenskaga slovstva. 1-4. 1894-1900.

Sources: Ö.B.L. 1815–1950. 2, 1959, 4; Slovenski Biografski Leksikon. 1. Ljubljana 1925-32; Vyncke, Annuaire 20, 1973, 532f.; Wikipedia with photo (more details in *Slovenian version).

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