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Arthur Darby Nock

Arthur Darby Nock, British university professor. Awarded 1st Chancellor’s Medal for Classics, Cambridge U., 1923.


  • Nock, Arthur Darby was born on February 21, 1902 in Portsmouth, England. Son of Cornelius and Alice Mary Ann (Page) Nock.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Trinity College (Cambridge U.), 1922. Master of Arts 1926; Doctor of Laws, Birmingham U., 1934. Doctor Honoris Causa, Paris, 1952.

      Doctor of Letters, Jewish Theological Seminary, 1960. Naturalized September 1936.


    • Editor Oxford Classical Dictionary, 1949. Review Contributor to Cambridge Ancient History, Ency.


    • Author: Sallustius Concerning the Gods and the Universe. 1926
    • Early Gentile Christianity and Its Hellenistic Background (in Essays on the Trinity and Incarnation), 1928. Conversion, 1933
    • St. Paul.

      1938. Translator: Magical Texts from a Bilingual Papyrus in the British Museum (with H. I. Bell and Sir Herbert Thompson), 1931. (with A. J. Festugiere) Hermès Trismegiste, 1945-1954 (awarded Prix du Budget by Academie des Inscriptions). Editor Oxford Classical Dictionary, 1949.

      Educated Harvard Theological Review Contributor to Cambridge Ancient History, Encyclopedia Britannica, Encyclopedia Society Science, Pauly-Wissowa Real-Encyclopedia, etc.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Fellow Clare College (Cambridge U.), 1923-1930. Member American Council of Learned Socs. (advisory board), 1937-1941.

    Senior fellow Society. Fellows, Harvard; member American Philosophical Society, American Philological Association, Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis. Classical Association, Hellenic Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Member Berlin Academy Sciences. German Archæol. Institute, Bavarian Academy Sciences. Clubs: Odd Volumes (Boston).


    • father: Cornelius Nock
    • mother: Alice Mary Ann (Page) Nock
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    Born February 21, 1902
    Died January 11, 1963
    (aged 60)