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August Wilhelm Zumpt

August Wilhelm Zumpt (1815-1877), nephew[?] of Karl Gottlob Zumpt, studied in Berlin, and in 1851 became professor in the Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium. He is known chiefly in connexion with Latin epigraphy, his papers on which (collected in Commentationes epigraphicae, i vols., 1850-54) brought him into conflict with Mommsen in connexion with the preparation of the Corpus inscriptionum Latinum, a scheme for which, drawn up by Mommsen, was approved in 1847. His works include Monumentwm Ancyranum (with Franck, 1847) and De monumento Ancyrano supplendo (1869); Studio, Romana (1859); Das Kriminalrecht der röm. Republik (1865-69); Der Kriminalprozess der röm. Republik (1871); editions of Namatianus (1840), Cicero's Pro Murena (1859) and De lege agraria (1861). Ihne incorporated materials left by him in the 7th and 8th vols. of his Römische Geschichte (1840).

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