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Pierre Lévêque

Pierre Lévêque (French: [pjɛʁ levɛːk]; 11 August 1921, Chambéry – 5 March 2004, Paris) was a 20th-century French historian of ancient and Hellenistic Greece.

Biography

Training

The son of an engineer, he spent his youth in the port of Bordeaux. Reading La Cité grecque by Gustave Glotz, pushed him towards literary studies: he was received in 1940 in the École normale supérieure de la rue d'Ulm then at the agrégation de lettres in 1944. A member of the French School at Athens from 1947 to 1952, he studied in Greece archaic statuary of Delos and excavated the site of Thasos. In 1955, under the direction of André Aymard, he defended his major thesis, dedicated to Pyrrhus of Epirus - the minor one being dedicated to the Athenian poet Agathon, under the direction of Louis Séchan [fr].

Works (selection)

Detail of Benoît-Édouard Loviot's drawing Parthenon (1880), featured on the cover of The Birth of Greece.
  • 1961: Nous partons pour... La Grèce
  • 1964: L'aventure grecque
  • 1964: Clisthène l'Athénien, 1964 (with Pierre Vidal-Naquet) [Cleisthenes the Athenian: An Essay on the Representation of Space and of Time in Greek Political Thought from the End of the Sixth Century to the Death of Plato, Humanities Press, 1996]
  • 1966: Nous partons pour... La Sicile, PUF
  • 1966: Pierre Lévêque; Louis Séchan (1966). Les grandes divinités de la Grèce (in French). Éditions E. de Boccard. ISBN 978-2-200-37211-8.
  • 1968: Empires et barbaries
  • 1985: Bêtes, dieux et hommes
  • 1985: Le Japon des mythes anciens
  • 1990: La Naissance de la Grèce : Des Rois aux Cités. Collection “Découvertes Gallimard” (in French). 86. Gallimard. 1990. p. 176. ISBN 2-07-053110-4.
  • 1994: Les Grenouilles dans l'Antiquité
  • 2003: Dans les pas des dieux grecs

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