Grimal, Pierre
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French classical philologist. Born Paris 21. 11. 1912, died there 11. 10. 1996. 1933–1935 studied at the École normale supérieure, graduating with teaching degree in classical languages (agrégation); 1935–1937 member of the École française de Rome; 1937–1941 Latin teacher at Lycée de Rennes. 1941–1945 prof. of Latin philology at Univ. of Caen; 1946–1952 prof. of Latin philology at Univ. of Bordeaux; from 1952 prof. of Latin philology and Roman culture at the Sorbonne, Paris. 1964 chevalier de la Légion d’honneur; from 1975 …

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Wenzel, Antonia, “Grimal, 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 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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