Hardouin, Jean
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French Jesuit, theologian and philologist. Born Quimper, Brittany, 23. 12. 1646, died Paris 3. 9. 1729. Jesuit novitiate from 1660; 1683 librarian at the Society’s Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris, where he also became prof. of classics and rhetoric.

Life and works

The philological work of H. that is of the greatest importance in classical studies is his prodigious and comprehensive commentary on all 37 books of Pliny’s Naturalis historia [1]. There had been great interest in this author in the 15th and 16th cents., bu…

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Leonhardt, Jürgen, “Hardouin, Jean”, 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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00306>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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