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Nock, Arthur Darby
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(Feb 21, 1902, Portsmouth, England – Jan 11, 1963, Cambridge, MA, USA), classical philologist and historian of religion. After studies at Trinity College, Cambridge, he taught at Harvard University from 1930 until his death. His early work on Sallust, On the Gods and the Universe (1926), aroused his interest in the history of religions, as became evident later in his contributions to the history of Roman religion in the Cambridge Ancient History and his Conversion (1933) and St. Paul (1936). As a historian, he devoted his attention to inscriptions, papyri,…

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Koester, Helmut, “Nock, Arthur Darby”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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