CHANTRAINE, Pierre

CHANTRAINE, Pierre. Lille 15.9.1899 — Paris 30.6.1974. French Classical (Greek) Scholar and Linguist interested in India. Professor in Paris. Educated in Paris (Meillet, Vendryes, Mazot) and Lille (Ernout), in 1922–25 again in Paris (Meillet). Ph.D. 1927. 1925– 28 maître de conferences in Lyon, since 1928 in Paris, in 1928-69 directeur d’études grecques at E.P.H.E. Section 4 and from 1938 at Sorbonne (Professor 1945, directeur de la section de grec 1959). Member of A.I.B.L. 1953.

Publications: dissertations in 1927 Arrien, L’Inde (ed. & tr.), and Histoire du parfait grec; many other publications on classical philology, especially on Greek language, e.g.:

Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque.1968.

Sources: M. Lejeune, CRAI 1974, 629-639; French Wikipédia with two photos.

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