GRASBERGER, Lorenz (Laurentius). Hartpennig/Bayern 9.6.1830 — Würzburg 23.1.1903. German Classical Philologist interested in Sanskrit. Studies of classical philology at München. Ph.D. Worked as schoolteacher. PD 1860 Würzburg (diss. on Pliny). From 1864 ao., 1868 ord. Professor at Würzburg. He was a classical scholar and pedagogician, in Sanskrit apparently an autodidact, whose only work on the subject was deemed as completely useless (by Benfey). In 1866-68 taught Sanskrit at Würzburg.
Publications: classical philology and pedagogics, his main work being a history of ancient education in 3 vols. Also Studien zu den griechischen Ortsnamen. 1888.
– Noctes Indicae sive quaestiones in Nalum Mahâbhârateum. 11+274 p. Wirceburgi 1868 (see Benfey in GGA 1869, 941-952).
Sources: D.L.K. 1890, 1900, 1904; De Gubernatis, Dict. internationale des écrivains du jour 2, Flor. 1890; Böhtlingk/Roth correspondence 650.
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