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Petr Viktorovich YERNSHTEDT Edit Profile

philologist

Petr YERNSHTEDT, USSR Philologist. Specialist in Greek and Coptic languages; Professor, Leningrad University; corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1946.

Background

YERNSHTEDT, Petr was born in 1890.

Career

Published and wrote commentary to many unpublished Greco-Egyptian papyri dating from late Roman, Byzantine and Arabic periods. Analysed and described two collections of Coptic papyri. Advanced hypothesis of ancient links between Greek and Egyptian.

Religion

Religion is bad because it makes people base the way they run their lives on a falsehood.

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Strong communist party can create a new and better society with neither rich nor poor.