Morenz, Siegfried

MORENZ, SIEGFRIED (1914-1970)

A German Egyptologist and Coptologist. He studied under and under W. Wolf in Leipzig. He was a professor of Egyptology and of religions in Leipzig (1952-1970); director of the in Berlin (1952-1958); and professor of and history of religions at Basel (1961-1966). He was a member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences and the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. In 1959 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of at Tübingen. Among his books and articles are important contributions to Coptic philology and literature, and to Hellenism.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Irmuscher, J. “S. Morenz als Koptologe.” byzantinistische Arbeiten 45 (1974):19-28.

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