Thomas Stangl

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Not to be confused with Thomas Stangl (writer).

Thomas Stangl (21 December 1854 in Aufhausen 4 August 1921 in Würzburg) [1] was a German classical scholar and text critic. He is found referenced most often for his edition of scholia to Cicero's speeches (Ciceronis orationum scholiastae), especially for his work on Asconius and the Bobbio Scholiast.

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  1. Year of birth and death from bibliographic entry for Stangl's Pseudoasconiana in Indiana University's online library catalog, and from Open Library entry for Ciceronis orationum scholiastae
  2. Schmidt - Theyer; edited by Walther Killy Dictionary of German Biography

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