André Laronde

André Laronde (19 June 1940, in Grenoble – 1 February 2011, in Paris) was a French historian and archaeologist. He was a specialist of Greek settlements in Cyrenaica (now Libya).

André Laronde in Cyrene, 1973

CareerEdit

Laronde wrote his PhD thesis under the directorship of François Chamoux.[1] After he taught at the University of Grenoble, André Laronde was a professor at the Sorbonne[2] in which he presented in 1976 his thesis for the State doctorate « Recherche sur l'histoire de Cyrène », which studied the history of Cyrenaica under the domination of the Lagides.[3]

He assisted François Chamoux since the creation in 1976 of the French Archaeological Mission in Tripoli, then became director from 1981. He also conducted the excavations in Cyrene and Apollonia, Cyrenaica.[4]

He was elected a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres in 2002.

He died of a heart attack on 1 February 2011 at the age of 70.[5]

Selected worksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ André Laronde, Cyrène et la Libye hellénistique – Libykai Historiai – de l’époque républicaine au principat d’Auguste, Paris, Editions du Centre national de la recherche scientifique, 1987, p. 11. ISBN 2222037468
  2. ^ Fiche de l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres
  3. ^ François Chamoux, « Campagne de fouilles à Apollonia de Cyrénaïque (Libya) en 1976 », Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, n° 1 (121st year), 1977, (p. 22), note 23
  4. ^ Claude Sintes, La Libye antique, Gallimard, coll. « Découvertes Gallimard / Archéologie » (nº 460), 2004, ISBN 2-07-030207-5, (p. 35–36)
  5. ^ Professor André Laronde

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