NAU, François

NAU, François-Nicolas. Thil (Meurthe-et-Moselle) 13.5.1864 — Paris 2.9.1931. French Catholic Priest and Syrologist. Son of François-Nicolas Nau and Marguerite Longueville. After primary school in Longwy attended petit séminaire of Notre-Dame des Champs in Paris, then from 1882 Grand Séminaire de Saint-Sulpice. Baccalaureate in theology and canonic law 1887, now also ordained priest. From 1889 studied Syriac, 1895 diplom of É.P.H.É. Together with René Graffin (1858–1941) he founded the series Patrologia Orientalis in 1899 and edited several volumes in it. From 1927 taught Syriac at É.P.H.É.

Publications: Bardesane l’astrologue. Le Livre des lois des pays. Texte syriaque et traduction française. P. 1899.

– “Étude historique sur la transmission de l’Avesta et sur l’époque probable de sa dernière rédaction”, RHR 95, 1927, 149-199.

– Books, text editions and articles on Syriac.

Sources: *M. Brière, JA 223, 1933, 149-180 with full bibliography; Wikipedia.

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