Alexis Chassang

Summary

Alexis Chassang (2 April 1827 in Bourg-la-Reine – 8 March 1888 in Bourg-la-Reine) was a French linguist and translator.

In 1849 he received his agrégation in letters, and in 1852, his doctorate. Afterwards, he served as a professor of rhetoric at lycées in Lille and Bourges. From 1862 to 1871 he was a professor of Greek languages and literature at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris.[1]

From 1873 to 1888 he held the post of Inspector General of Secondary Education. He was co-founder of the Association pour l'encouragement des études grecques (Association for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies), serving as its president in 1887.[2]

Published worksEdit

  • Des Essais dramatiques imités de l'antiquité au XIVe et au XVe siècle, 1852 (dissertation).
  • Choix de narrations tirées des auteurs latins, 1854.
  • Histoire du roman et de ses rapports avec l'histoire dans l'antiquité grecque et latine, 1862.
  • Apollonius de Tyane : sa vie, ses voyages, ses prodiges, 1862 (translation of Philostratus).
  • Le Spiritualisme et l'idéal dans l'art et la poésie des Grecs, 1868.
  • Nouveau dictionnaire grec-francais, 1872.
  • Nouvelle grammaire grecque... d'après les principes de la grammaire comparée, 1872.[3]
  • Nouvelle grammaire française, 1876.
  • Grammaire grecque, d'après la méthode comparative et historique : cours supérieur, 1888.[1]
  • New etymological French grammar giving for the first time the history of the French syntax.

ReferencesEdit

  • Pierre Larousse, Grand Dictionnaire universel du XIXe siècle, vol. III, 1867.
  1. ^ a b Chassang, Alexis Sociétés savantes de France
  2. ^ Alexis Chassang (1827-1888) at data.bnf.fr
  3. ^ Most widely held works about Alexis Chassang WorldCat Identities

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