SCHWANBECK, Erwin Alexis. Falkenberg/Pommern (now Jastrzębniki in Poland)) 13.11.1821 — Köln 8.1.1850. German Classical Scholar and Indologist. Studied classical philology at Greifswald and from 1840 at Bonn, now also Indology. Worked as Mitredacteur of the Kölnische Zeitung. He published the editio princeps of Megasthenes’ fragments and started to work on other classical accounts of India, but died soon of a fatal illness.

Publications: Diss. De Megasthenis rerum Indicarum scriptore. 88 p. Bonn 1845.

Megasthenis Indica. Fragmenta collegit, commentationem et indices addidit. 392 p. Bonnae ad Rh. 1846.

– “Ueber den Periplus des Erythräischen Meeres”, Rhein. Museum N.F. 7, 1850, 321-369 & 481-511.

Sources: Diss. in Janert; Eckstein, Nomenclator Philologorum. 1871; Pölkel, Philologisches Schriftsteller-Lexikon. 1882.

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