The first work which he edited was the Anthologia Graeca or Analecta veterum Poetarum Graecorum (1772-1776), in which his innovations on the established mode of criticism startled European scholars; for wherever it seemed to him that an obscure or difficult passage might be made intelligible and easy by a change of text, he did not scruple to make the necessary alterations, whether the new reading were supported by manuscript authority or not.
"See Carpzov, Analecta fastorum Zittaviensium (Leipzig, 176); Moschkau, Zittau and seine Umgebung (5th ed., Zittau, 1893); and Lamprecht, Wegweiser durch Zittau and das Zittauer Gebirge (Zittau, 1901).
833-883; Analecta Bollandiana, xiv.
Periodicals: Analecta juris pontificii, ed.
Chaillot (1863-1889); Analecta ecclesiastica (since 1893); Acta Sanctae sedis (since 1865); Archiv fiir kathol.