Brooks, Ernest Walter (1863–1955)
Syriac scholar. He was educated at King’s College Cambridge, studying Greek and Latin; he subsequently became an independent scholar, based in London. He edited and translated (sometimes into Latin, rather than English) a large number of Syriac texts, mainly historical: The Syriac Chronicle known as that of Zachariah of Mitylene (1899, ET only; with F. J. Hamilton); The Sixth Book of Select Letters of Severus (2 vols.; 1902–4); Chronica Minora, II–III (CSCO 3, 5–6; 1904, 1906; with I. Guidi and J.-B. Chabot); Vitae virorum apud monophysitas celeberrimorum (CSCO 7–8; 1907; includes the Life of Yuḥanon of Tella); Hymns of Severus (PO 6–7; 1909–11); Eliae Metropolitae Nisibeni Opus Chronologicum, I (CSCO 62–63; 1910); Severus of Antioch: a Collection of Letters (PO 12, 14; 1919–20); Historia Ecclesiastica Zachariae Rhetori vulgo adscripta, I–II (CSCO 83–84, 87–88; 1919, 1921, 1924); John of Ephesus, Lives of the Eastern Saints (PO 17–19; 1923–5); Johannis Ephesini Historiae Ecclesiasticae pars tertia (CSCO 105–106; 1935–6).
- D. G. K. Taylor, ‘Brooks, E. W.’ in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 7 (2004), 332–3.
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Sebastian P. Brock, “Brooks, Ernest Walter,” in Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay (Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018), https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Brooks-Ernest-Walter.
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Brock, Sebastian P. “Brooks, Ernest Walter.” In Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition. Edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay. Digital edition prepared by David Michelson, Ute Possekel, and Daniel L. Schwartz. Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018. https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Brooks-Ernest-Walter.
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