Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary

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Edited by: Peter Kuhlmann (Göttingen) and Helmuth Schneider (Kassel)

This compendium gives a comprehensive overview of the history of classical studies. Alphabetically arranged, it provides biographies of over 700 scholars from the fourteenth century onwards who have made their mark on the study of Antiquity. These include the lives, careers and works of classical philologists, archaeologists, ancient historians, students of epigraphy, numismatics, papyrology, Egyptology and the Ancient Near East, philosophers, anthropologists, social scientists, art historians, collectors and writers. The biographies put the scholars in their social, political and cultural contexts while focusing on their scholarly achievements and their contributions to modern classical scholarship.

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Quatremère de Quincy, Antoine-Chrysostôme

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Author(s): Barbanera, Marcello
French architectural theorist, archaeologist and sculptor. Born Paris 21. 10. 1755, died there 28. 12. 1849. Legal training at Collège Louis-le-Grand, Paris, and training as a sculptor. Tourist in Italy 1776 and 1783/84. 1789 member of the Commune de Paris and from 1791 of the Assemblée législative. Under arrest 1793/94. 1796 member of the Conseil des Cinq-Cents for the Département de la Seine. 1797–1800 in exile in Germany. From 1800, secretary of the Conseil Général of the Département de la Seine. From 1816, Intendant des arts et monuments publics; 1816–1839 secrétaire perpétuel of …