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Jacob Micyllus

Jacob Micyllus,[1] (6 April 1503 – 28 January 1558) was a German Renaissance humanist and teacher, who conducted the city's Latin school in Frankfurt and held a chair at the University of Heidelberg, during times of great cultural stress in Germany.

Micyllus was born Jakob Moltzer in Strasbourg. From 1518 to 1522 he studied in Erfurt, then at the end of 1522 went to Philipp Melanchthon in Wittenberg. From 1524, aged only twenty-one, he directed the city Latin school at Frankfurt, on Melanchthon's recommendation. But he was not at ease with the radical Reformation in Frankfurt from 1526 and found a place as professor in Heidelberg, January 1533. He died in Heidelberg.

Selected works

  • Varia epigrammata graco & latina & alia carmina graca, Basel 1538
  • Sylva variorum carminum
  • Commentataria in Homerum, Basel 1541
  • Annotationes in Joh. Bocatii genealogiam Deorum, Basel 1532
  • Scholta ad Marialis obscuriores aliquot locos
  • Ratio examinandorum versuum
  • Calendarium
  • Carmen elegiacum de ruina arcis Heidelbergensis, quae facta est 1537
  • Annotationes in Ovidium, & in Lucanum
  • Arithmetica logistica
  • Euripidis vita, Basel 1558
  • De Tragaedia & ejus portibus
  • Traductio aliquoe operum Luciani cum scholiis
  • Annotationes in Euripidem, Basel 1562
  • Urbis Francofurdi gratulatio ad Caronum, Leipzig 1530


  • Classen, Johannes. Jakob Micyllus, Rektor zu Frankfurt am Main 1524-1533 und 1537-1547, als Schulmann, Dichter und Gelehrter. Frankfurt am Main 1861
  • Gerhard Dolinsky. Aus der Geschichtes des Frankfurter Gymnasiums, in: H.-J. Heydorn und K. Ringshausen: Jenseits von Resignation und Illusion - Festschrift zum 450jährigen Bestehen des Lessing-Gymnasiums. Frankfurt am Main 1971
  • Johann Friedrich Hautz. Jacobus Micyllus Argentoratensis, philologus et poeta, Heidelbergae et Repertinae Universitatis olim decus: commentatio historico-literaria. Heidelbergae: J.C.B. Mohr, 1842.
  • Johann Classen. Nachträge zu der Biographie des Jakob Micyllus, Frankfurt/M 1861
  • Georg Ellinger. Jakob Micyllus und Joachim Camerarius. In: Neue Jahrbuch für das klass. Altertum, Geschichte und deutsche Literatur und für Pädagogik Jahrgang 24 (1909), pp. 1 50-173. - Ellinger 2, pp. 28-44
  • Otto Clemen. Zu Jakob Micyllus In: Neue Heidelberger Jahrbuch N. F. (1941): 1-11
  • Arthur Henkel. "In Mortem Simii Heidelbergensis". Zu einem Epikediom des Jakob Micyllus In: Festschrift Leonard Forster. Baden-Baden 1982, S. 264-280
  • Hermann Wiegand. Hodoeporica. Baden-Baden 1984
  • Franz Lerner (1994) (in German). "Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB). 17. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot. pp. 459 et seq..
  • Walther Killy, ed. Literaturlexikon: Autoren und Werke deutscher Sprache (15 Bände). Gütersloh, München: Bertelsmann-Lexikon-Verl., 1988-1991 (CD-ROM: Berlin 1998, ISBN 3-932544-13-7)

External links

  • Zedlers Universallexikon, Vol. 21, p. 62
  • Johann Classen: Jakob Micyllus …, als Schulmann, Dichter u. Gelehrter. Frankfurt/M 1859
  • Adam, Melchior: Vitae Germanorum philosophorum, qui seculo superiori, et quod excurrit, philosophicis ac humanioribus literis clari floruerunt.


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