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

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Erichsen, Wolja
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Danish Egyptologist, Coptologist and Demotist. Born Copenhagen 21. 11. 1890, died Frederiksberg 25. 3. 1966. Son of a ship’s captain. Studied Oriental languages at Copenhagen, master’s 1923. 1925–1944 assistant on the Ägyptisches Wörterbuch, Berlin. 1948–1953 honorary prof. at Mainz; lecturer in Coptic at Copenhagen from 1955; from 1963 also prof. of Egyptology there.

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E.’s speciality was Demotic, to which he was introduced by Kurt Sethe. His Demotisches Glossar [6] was a pioneering work that rem…

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Vittmann, Günter, “Erichsen, Wolja”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 23 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00213>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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