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Emile Egger

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EMILE EGGER (1813-1885), French scholar, was born in Paris on the 18th of July 1813. From 1840 till 1855 he was assistant professor, and from 1855 till his death professor of Greek literature in the Faculte des Lettres at Paris University. In 1854 he was elected a member of the Academie des Inscriptions and in 1873 of the Conseil superieur de l'instruction publique. He was a voluminous writer, a sound and discerning scholar, and his influence was largely responsible for the revival of the study of classical philology in France. His most important works were Essai sur l'histoire de la critique chez les Grecs (1849), Notions elementaires de grammaire comparee (1852), Apollonius Dyscole, essai sur l'histoire des theories grammaticales dans l'antiquite (1854) Memoires de literature ancienne (1862), Memoires d'histoire ancienne et de philologie (1863), Les Papyrus grecs du Musk du Louvre et de la Bibliotheque Imperiale (1865), Etudes sur les traites publics chez les Grecs et les Romains (1866), L'Hellenisme en France (1869), La Litterature grecque (1890). He was also the author of Observations et reflexions sur le developpement de l'intelligence et du langage chez les enfants (1879). Egger died in Paris on the 1st of September 1885.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Emile Egger'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/e/emile-egger.html. 1910.

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