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Hermann Graßmann: Philologist and Mathematician

Today marks the two-hundred-and-third birthday of the German linguist and polymath Hermann Grassmann (Graßmann, 15.04.1809–09.26.1877).  Hermann Grassmann is, perhaps, not well known within Classical Studies, although anyone who has studied Ancient Greek in any depth would likely have come across his name at some point.  In 1863 Hermann Grassmann discovered a rule of Greek and … Continue reading