Kluge, Friedrich (L)
Friedrich Kluge (1856-1926) was a professor of German at the universities of Jena and Frieburg and is best known for his etymological dictionary of the German language first published in 1883 (Also now available with an English translation).
Kluge was one of a number of commentators who remarked on the similarities between Homer’s description of Phaeacia and Plato’s Atlantis.
He also suggested that Plato’s account of the Atlantean capital was influenced by the 5th century BC architect, Hippodamus of Miletus and some of his town planning projects. In fact, Kluge claims that many details in the Atlantis narrative were derived from a wide range of sources.