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Austrian philologist; born at Vienna Nov. 22, 1857; died there Dec. 14, 1904; son of Simon Szanto. He studied at the University of Vienna (Ph. D.), and in 1884 was appointed privat-docent at his alma mater; in 1893 he became assistant professor and in 1898 professor of Greek history and archeology.

Szanto was considered an authority in his specialty, Greek epigraphy. Among his works may be mentioned: "Untersuchungen über das Attische Bürgerrecht," 1881; "Platää und Athen," 1884; "Anleihen Griechischer Staaten," 1885; "Hypothek und Scheinkauf im Griechischen Recht," 1887, in collaboration with Edward Haüler; "Das Griechische Bürgerrecht," 1892; and "Reise in Karien," 1892. In 1887 he brought out a second edition of Bojesen's "Handbuch der Griechischen Antiquitäten."

  • Allg. Zeit. des Jud. 1894, No. 52;
  • Oesterreichische Wochenschrift, 1894, No. 52.
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