Results 1 – 22 of 22 Aeschylus Agamemnon by Fraenkel, Eduard: and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Aeschylus: Agamemnon, Vol. 2: Commentary on 1– Eduard Fraenkel (ed.) Publisher: Oxford University Press. Published in print: Aeschylus: Agamemnon, Vol. 1: Prolegomena, Text, Translation. Eduard Fraenkel (ed.) Publisher: Oxford University Press. Published in print:

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Eduard Fraenkel was one of the most prominent and respected classical philologists of the 20th century, publishing monumental studies of both Greek and Latin poets. An English version, entitled Plautine Elements in Plautuswas published in on the basis of the German and Italian versions.

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Aeschylus: Agamemnon, Vol. 2: Commentary on 1– – Oxford Scholarly Editions

At University, he began to study law, but soon turned fraeniel attention to Classics at Berlin University under the great philologist Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff. Views Read Edit View history. Subscription or UK public library membership required.


From to he attended the Askanisches Gymnasium in Berlin, where he was educated in Greek and Latin.

Retrieved from ” https: Isobel Henderson, a tutor at Somerville Collegewarned students that they would learn much from Fraenkel but they would be “pawed about a bit. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online ed.

After losing his post under the antisemitic laws passed inFraenkel emigrated to Great Britain. After he continued teaching as an honorary fellow.

Eduard Fraenkel

Fraenkel took his own life on 5 Februaryaged 81, a few hours after his wife died of natural causes. Retrieved 4 December David Mortier Eduard Fraenkel.

Also notable are his magisterial three volume text, commentary, and translation of the Agamemnon of Aeschyluswhich remains one of frarnkel standard works of scholarship on that play, and a valuable study of the poetry of Horace. He was known to be an impressive and exhilarating, if formidable, teacher of both Latin and Greek literature.

His wartime seminars on Aeschylus’s Agamemnon were famous both in their own right and also for forming the basis of his edition of the play, published inwhich remains a monument of 20th-century classical scholarship. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Eduard Fraenkel was born to Jewish parents in Berlin. At Oxford he frequently arranged private tutoring sessions for female students and would sexually assault them during these sessions.

Aeschylus: Agamemnon – Eduard Fraenkel – Oxford University Press

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Most well known are his book-length study of the Roman comic poet PlautusPlautinisches im Plautuswhich was later expanded and translated into Italian as Elementi Plautini in Plauto.

At the age of ten, Fraenkel suffered from an attack of osteomyelitis in his right arm that deformed his right hand. He received the freedom of the city of Sarsina, the birthplace of the playwright Plautus, to whose study Fraenkel made groundbreaking and lasting contributions. His father was a wine dealer, and his mother the daughter of an important publishing family.