See also:scholar, was
See also:born at
See also:Quimper in
See also:Brittany . Having acquired a taste for literature in his
See also:shop, he sought and obtained about his sixteenth
See also:admission into the
See also:order of the
See also:Jesuits . In
See also:Paris, where he went to study
See also:theology, he ultimately became librarian of the
See also:Louis le
See also:Grand in 1683, and he died there on the 3rd of
See also:September 1729 . His first published
See also:work was an edition of
See also:Themistius (1684), which included no fewer than thirteen new orations . On the advice of
See also:Garnier (1612-1681) he undertook to edit the Natural
See also:History of Pliny for the Delphin series, a task which he completed in five years . His
See also:attention having been turned to
See also:numismatics as
See also:auxiliary to his
See also:great editorial labours, he published several learned
See also:works in that department, marred, however, as almost everything he did was marred, by a determination to be at all hazards different from other interpreters . It is sufficient to mention his Nummi antiqui populorum et erbium illustrati (1684), Antirrheticus de nummis antiquis coloniarum et municipiorum (1689), and Chronologia Veteris Testamenti ad vulgatam versionem exacta et nummis illustrata (1696) . By the ecclesiastical authorities
See also:Hardouin was appointed to supervise the Conciliorum collectio regia
See also:maxima (1715); but he was accused of suppressing. important documents amounts to roo,000, and at the Kumbh-
See also:mela to 300,000; in and foisting in apocryphal
See also:matter, and by. the order of the
See also:parlement of Paris (then at war with the Jesuits) the publication of the work was delayed . It is really a valuable collection, much cited by scholars . Hardouin declared that all the
See also:councils supposed to have taken place before the council of Trent were fictitious . It is, however, as the originator of a variety of paradoxical theories that Hardouin is now best remembered . The most remarkable, contained in his Chronologiae ex nummis antiquis restitutae (1696) and Prolegomena ad censuram veterum scriptorum, was to the effect that, with the exception of the works of
See also:Herodotus and
See also:Cicero, the Natural History of Pliny, the Georgics of Virgil, and the Satires and Epistles of Horace, all the
See also:classics of
See also:Greece and Rome were
See also:spurious, having been manufactured by monks of the 13th century, under the direction of a certain Severus Archontius .
He denied the genuineness of most ancient works of
See also:art, coins and inscriptions, and declared that the New Testament was originally written in Latin . See A . Debacker, Bibliothbque
See also:des ecrivains de la Compagnie de Jesus (1853) .
HERMANN VON DER HARDT (166o-1746)
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