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[[Image:Hermann Bonitz - Imagines philologorum.jpg|thumb|right|Hermann Bonitz]]
'''Hermann Bonitz''' (29 July 1814
Having studied at the [[University of Leipzig]] under [[Johann Gottfried Jakob Hermann|G. Hermann]] and at [[University of Berlin|Berlin]] under [[Philipp August Böckh|Böckh]] and [[Karl Konrad Friedrich Wilhelm Lachmann|Lachmann]], he became successively teacher at the [[Blochmann-Institut]] in [[Dresden]] (1836), ''Oberlehrer'' at the [[Friedrich
He took great interest in higher education, and was chiefly responsible for the system of teaching and examination in use in the high schools of [[Prussia]] after 1882. But it is as a commentator on [[Plato]] and [[Aristotle]] that he is best known outside Germany. His most important works in this connection are:
*''Über den Ursprung der homerischen Gedichte'' (5th edition, 1881).
*''Beiträge zur Erklärung des Thukydides'' (1854), ''des Sophokles'' (1856–57).
He also wrote largely on classical and educational subjects, mainly for the ''[[Zeitschrift für die österreichischen Gymnasien]]''.
A full list of his writings is given in the obituary notice by [[Theodor Gomperz]] in the ''Biographisches Jahrbuch fr Altertumskunde'' (1890).