Lasius, Hermann Jacob
Lasius, Hermann Jacob a German theologian, was born November 15, 1751, at Greifswald, Prussia. He entered the university of his native place in 1733, and studied theology, philosophy, mathematics, and philology. In 1738 he went to Jena, and in 1740 to Halle, with the intention of lecturing at the universities; at the latter he obtained the degree of M.A. Failing health soon obliged him to leave for his native city, and he reopened his lectures there. In 1745 he became subrector, and in 1749 rector of the public school. In 1.764 he accepted a call to Rostock as professor of Greek literature at the university, where he continued laboring until 1793. He died August 4, 1803. Lasius spent a great deal of his time in the study of theology. The few books he wrote are valuable, and generally esteemed. The most noted of his dissertations are De individuo finito (Jenas, 1739, 4to): — De bonarum malarumque actionum effectibus naturalibus post hanc vitam (Halee, 1740, 4to): — Diss. qua justa divina imputatio actionum nostrarum liberarum vindicatur (Gryphisw. 1741, 4to): — De legibus et poenis conventionalibus, in genere (Halae, 1740, 4to). See Doring, Gelehrte Theol. Deutschlands, volume 2, s.v.