Karl Gottlob ZumptKarl Gottlob Zumpt
), who was educated at Heidelberg
, was from 1812
a schoolmaster in Berlin, and in 1827
became professor of Latin literature
at the university. His chief work was his Lateinische Grammatik
), which stood as a standard work until superseded by Madvig
's in 1844
He edited Quintilian's Institutio oratoria (1831), Cicero's Verrines and De officiis (1837), and Curtius. Otherwise he devoted himself mainly to Roman history, publishing Annales veterum regnorum et populorum (3rd ed. 1862), a work in chronology down to A.D. 476, and other antiquarian studies.
He was the uncle of August Wilhelm Zumpt.
- From an old 1911 encyclopedia