Wolf (Lat Wolfius), Jerome
Wolf (Lat. Wolfius), Jerome a learned German, was born in the principality of Oettingen (Swabia), August 13, 1516. As an envoy to Nordlingen and then to Ntiremberg, he made rapid progress in the ancient languages. His misanthropy and morbid asceticism prevented his promotion, but at length, in 1536, the death of his father left him at full liberty to gratify his inclination for study. The fame of Melanchthon attracted him to Wittenberg, where he had opportunities to hear the lectures of Luther and Amerbach. In 1545 he was charged with the direction of a Protestant school at Mulhausen (Thuringia), but he left this position after a very brief trial, and from that time he lived in the homes of his friends at Tubingen and Strasburg, devoting his time to translating the Greek authors into Latin. In 1557 he obtained the position of director of the college of Augsburg, and thus of the library, which position he held until his death, October 8, 1580. He wrote, De Vero et Licito Usu Astrologiae (1558): — De Expedita Utriusque Linguae Discendae Ratione: — Judicium de Poetis Legendiss: — De Christianae Classis Victoria. He is better known by his Latin translations, accompanied with notes of Isocrates (1549, 1570), Demosthenes (1549), Nicetas (1557), Zonaras (eod.), Epictetus (1560), Nicephorus Gregorius (1562), and Suidas (1564). These were published at Basle. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.