Courcelle, Pierre
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French philologist and ancient historian. Born 16. 3. 1912 in Orléans, died Paris 25. 7. 1980. 1930 entered the Paris École normale supérieure and École des chartes; 1934 agrégation in classical philology and French; also graduated as archivist and palaeographer. 1934–1936 member of the École française de Rome. 1936/37 army service. 1937–1939 lecturer at Institut français de Naples. 1939/40 war service (Croix de guerre). 1941 prof. (Maître de conférences) of Latin philology at the Univ. of Bordeaux; 1943 habil. F…

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Guichard, Laurent, “Courcelle, Pierre”, 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 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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