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Hieracas Of Leontopolis

HIERACAS OF LEONTOPOLIS A third-century heresiarch. Hieracas and his teachings are chiefly known from the notice devoted to the “Hieracites” by Epiphanius of Salamis in his Panarion (PG 42, chap. 67). It is very doubtful that Epiphanius ever met Hieracas himself, as reported by the Life of Epiphanius (PG 41, cols. 41, 57), the authenticity …

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Gaston Wiet (1887-1971)

GASTON WIET (1887-1971) A French Arabist and specialist in Islamic studies. He was professor of Arabic and Turkish at the University of Lyons (1911-1931); director of the Islamic Museum of Art in Cairo (1926-1951); professor of geography and history of the Near East at the Ecole des Langues orientales of Paris (1931-1951); professor of the …

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Jakob Krall (1857-1905)

JAKOB KRALL (1857-1905) An Austrian Egyptologist and Coptologist. He was educated in Trieste, Athens, and the University of Vienna (1879-1880). He then studied Egyptology at the Collège de France and at the Louvre. He was appointed extraordinary professor at Vienna University (1890), ordinary professor (1897), and full professor (1899). He was a corresponding member of …

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Charles Lenormant (1802-1859)

CHARLES LENORMANT (1802-1859) A French Egyptologist and numismatist. He accompanied J. F. CHAMPOLLION to Egypt (1828); his journal of the journey through Egypt was posthumously published in 1861. He was professor of Egyptian archaeology at the Collège de France (1848). Several of his many publications deal with Egyptology and were of great value in their …

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Drioton, (Chanoine) Etienne Marie Felix (1889-1961)

DRIOTON, (CHANOINE) ETIENNE MARIE FELIX (1889-1961) A French Egyptologist. He studied Egyptian and Coptic in the Ecole libre des Langues orientales at the Catholic Institute of Paris. Ultimately, he taught Egyptian philology and Coptic at the same institute. He produced a Cours de grammaire égyptienne (Paris, 1919). Drioton worked with Charles Boreux at the Louvre …

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