Benoist, Eugène
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French Latin scholar. Born Louis-Eugène B., 28. 11. 1831 at Nangis, died 23. 05. 1887 at Paris. Studied classical philology at Paris; doctorate there 1862. After teaching at schools in Marseille, Nancy and Aix-en-Provence, from 1874 prof. ord. of Latin literature in Paris; 1867 elected to the Académie of Marseille.

Work and influence

B. took his doctorate in 1862 with Henri Joseph Guillaume Patin, whom he succeeded in 1874 (diss. De personis muliebribus apud Plautum). Thereafter he continued his work on Plautus with tw…

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Lozar, Angelika, “Benoist, Eugène”, 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 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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