De Lacy Evans O’leary (1872-1957)


A British Coptologist. He was a lecturer at Bristol University and published a number of Coptic liturgical manuscripts, including The Coptic Theotokia (London, 1923), Fragmentary Coptic Hymns from the Wadi n’Natrun (London, 1924), and The Difnar (Antipho-narium) of the Coptic Church (2 vols., London, 1926-1928); The Arabic Life of St. Pisentius (PO 22, 1930); books about Christian and Coptic literature, among them Studies in the Apocryphal Gospels of Christ’s Infancy (London, 1912) and The Saints of Egypt (London, 1937); and books about Egypt in the Arabic period, such as Short History of the Fatimid Khalifate (London and New York, 1923) and How Greek Science Passed to the Arabs (London, 1949).


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