Préaux, Claire
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Belgian classical philologist and ancient historian. Born Liège 21. 12. 1904, died Ixelles (Brussels) 28. 3. 1979. Grew up in Brussels (on biography [7]); initially trained as a teacher at the École Normale Émile André there; then studied classical philology at the Univ. Libre de Bruxelles (ULB); 1927 doctorate and 1939 Agrégation de l’enseignement supérieur there, for a thesis on the economy of Ptolemaic Egypt [3]. From 1944, prof. ord. at ULB; many academic offices and honours.

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Heinen, Heinz, “Préaux, Claire”, 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 21 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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