Pieter Burman Sr

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Pieter Burman Sr. (1668–1741) studied in Utrecht and Leiden, where he also took out his doctoral degree in Law with the disputation De transactionibus (1688). Back in Utrecht, he was appointed (1696) extraordinary professor of eloquence and history. Later, he lectured Greek and political science in succession to Graevius. Pieter focused on editing the works of Phaedrus, Horace and Ovid among many others. Pieter was accused of voicing spinozist notions. See: NNBW, vol. 4, cols 354–8; DDP, vol. 1, pp. 193–5.