SCHERER, Anton. Munich 31.8.1901 — Heidelberg 7.5.1981. German IE Scholar. Professor in Heidelberg. Son of an artisan, educated at Maxgymnasium in Munich. Studied IE, Greek, German, Egyptology and juridics at Munich, under Herbig, Kieckers, Sommer et al. Ph.D. 1932 Munich (in Greek). In 1932-48 schoolteacher. PD 1947 Munich. In 1948-51 ord. Professor of IE at Würzburg and in 1951-69 at Heidelberg, then retired. Married 1929 with Marianne Hernecker, one daughter.

The special research interests of AS included Greek dialects, onomastics, general liguistics, general and Latin syntax, the nomenclature and history of astronomy, the origin and history of Indo-Europeans.

Publications: Diss. Zur Laut- und Formenlehre der miles. Inschriften. 83 p. 1934.

hab.diss. publ. Gestirnnamen bei den idg. Völkern. 276 p. Heidelberg 1953.

Handbuch der lateinischen Syntax. 292 p. Heidelberg 1975.


Sources: D.G.K. 1970; B. Forssman, Kratylos 26, 1981, 218-222 (with suppl. to bibliography); *bibliography in Donum Indogermanicum. Festgabe A.S. Heidelberg 1971; briefly D.B.E. 11, 2000, 169; photo in Titus Galeria.

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