COSTA, Traian

COSTA, Traian. 1926 — 1995. Romanian Linguist and Classical Scholar. Student of Bănăţeanu, taught Sanskrit at the Bucharest University after his death (1963). Professor. Married Emilia, Ioana Costa (b. 1959), Professor of Classical Philology at Bucharest, is their daughter. Publications: Wrote on Greek and Latin literature, translated classics. – Review…

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MIHALCESCU, Ioan

MIHALCESCU, Ioan (Metropolit Irineu). Valea Viei, Pătârlagele 24.7.1874 — Agapia 5.4.1948. Romanian Orthodox Theologian and Translator of Sanskrit Literature. Son of Ioan, a priest, and Elena M. After gymnasium in Buzău attended the seminars of Buzău and Bucharest in 1889-95, then studied Theology at Bucharest University. Further studies of Theology…

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GEORGIAN, Constantin D

GEORGIAN, Constantin D. Bucharest 2.1.1850 — 26.11.1904. Romanian Indologist, the First Schooled Oriental Scholar of his Country. Son of a shopkeeper, matriculated in Bucharest in 1869. Graduated in Bucharest University in 1872 with a dissertation on Sallustius and obtained a scholarship. In 1872-75 studied in Paris classical and Romance philology…

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FRENKIAN, Aram

FRENKIAN, Aram. Constanţa 19.3.1898 — Bucharest 10.9.1968. Romanian Classical (Greek) Scholar interested in Indology. Son of Armenian refugees, Haroutioun Fr. and Zarouhi Essayan. Studies of Greek, linguistics and Sanskrit in Paris in the 1920s under Meillet, Bloch, Finot et al., also philosophy under Bréhier. Ph.D. 1931 Bucharest. Professor of Greek…

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ELIADE, Mircea

ELIADE, Mircea. Bucharest 9.3.1907 (his own, others say rather 13.3., Old Era 28.2.) — Chicago 22.4.1986. Romanian Scholar of Comparative Religion in the U.S.A. Son of Gheorghe E., a captain in the Romanian army, and Ioana Stoenescu (Jeana Vasilescu?). The father had changed his original family name, Ieremia, in honour…

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BĂNĂŢEANU, Vlad

BĂNĂŢEANU, Vlad. Timişoara 22.8.1900 — Bucharest 8.11.1963. Romanian IE and Classical Scholar, Armenologist and Indologist. Professor in Bucureşti. First studies of law and philology at Cernăuţi, wrote his dissertation on Latin grammar. Then studied in Paris in the 1920s Indian, IE, Classic and Celtic philology under such teachers as Meillet,…

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AL-GEORGE, Sergiu Anatol

AL-GEORGE, Sergiu Anatol. Tărgu Mureş 13.9.1922 — Bucharest 10.11.1981. Romanian Indologist. Born in Transylvania, son of Vasile Al-G., a lawyer and poet, and Antonina Donos. Educated at military high school in Tărgu Mureş and Chișinău, then in a civil high school in Bucharest From 1941 studied medicine at Bucharest and…

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