KAPPUS, Carl

KAPPUS, Carl. Frankfurt a. M. 6.3.1879 — Berlin (West) 17.5.1951. German Teacher and former Student of IE Linguistics. Son of Heinrich Hector K., a bank employee. After gymnasium in Frankfurt from 1898 studies of French and classics at Marburg, soon also comparative linguistics. Ph.D. 1903 Marburg (under Justi). Worked as teacher, first in Wiesbaden, from 1912 in Berlin (1930 Oberstudiendirektor). During WW I tutor of Prussian princes. In 1929-49 director of Arndt-Gymnasium in Berlin-Dahlem. From 1949 Honorarprofessor at F.U.B. Married.

Publications: Diss. Der indogermanische Ablativ. 93 p. Marburg 1903.

A textbook of Latin, new edition of Kaegi’s Greek grammar and of Wilamowitz-Möllendorf’s German translation of Sophocles’ Oidipus (1949).

Sources: Diss. in Janert; www.100jahreagd.de/IE/mainfrs.htm?/IE/main13.htm with photo; German Wikipedia.

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