August Reifferscheid


Karl Wilhelm August Reifferscheid (3 October 1835 – 10 November 1887) was a German archaeologist and classical philologist.


He was born and educated in Bonn. He received a traveling fellowship in archaeology from the University of Bonn, and spent 1861–66 mostly in Italy, part of the time fulfilling a request by the Vienna Academy to do archival research for the Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum. He was professor at Breslau (1868–85), and beginning in 1885, a professor at the University of Strassburg (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Universität).[1]

Reifferscheid died in Strassburg, Alsace-Lorraine.


His works include:

  • Suetoni præter Cæsarum Libros Reliquiæ (1860); the standard edition of these fragments.
  • Bibliotheca Patrum Latinorum Italica (2 volumes, 1865–72).
  • Arnobii Adversvs nationes libri VII (1875); main author, Arnobius.
  • An edition of Anna Comnena's Alexiad (1878).
  • A partial edition of Tertullian, Quinti Septimi Florentis Tertulliani (edited by Georg Wissowa, 1890).[2]


  • This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Reifferscheid, August" . New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
  1. ^ Deutsche Philologie an den preußischen Universitäten im 19. Jahrhundert ... edited by Uwe Meves
  2. ^ HathiTrust Digital Library published works