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Egger, Emile

EGGER, EMILE (1813-1885), French scholar, was born in Paris on the 18th of July 1813. From 1840 till 1855 he was assistant professor, and from 1855 till his death professor of Greek literature in the Faculté; des Lettres at Paris University. In 1854 he was elected a member of the Académie des Inscriptions and in 1873 of the Conseil supérieur de l'instruction publique. He was a voluminous writer, a sound and discerning scholar, and his influence was largely responsible for the revival of the study of classical philology in France. His most important works were Essai sur l'histoire de la critique chez les Grecs (1849), Notions élémentaires de grammaire comparée (1852), Apollonius Dyscole, essai sur l'histoire des théories grammalicales dans l'antiquité (1854), Mémoires de littérature ancienne (1862), Mémoires d'histoire ancienne et de philologie (1863), Les Papyrus grecs du Musée du Louvre et de la Biblioth&èque Impériale (1865), Etudes sur les traités publics chez les Grecs et les Romains (1866), L'Hellénisme en France (1869), La Littérature grecque (1890). He was also the author of Observations et réflexions sur le développement de l'intelligence et du langage chez les enfants (1879). Egger died in Paris on the 1st of September 1885.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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