Joachim Menant (16 April 1820–30 August 1899) was a French magistrate and orientalist.
He was born at Cherbourg. He studied law and became vice-president of the civil tribunal of Rouen in 1878, and a member of the appeals court three years later. But he became best known by his studies on cuneiform inscriptions.
Among his many works on Assyriology are:
- Recueil d'alphabets des écritures cunéiformes (1860)
- Exposé des éléments de la grammaire assyrienne (1868)
- Le Syllabaire assyrien (2 vols., 1869-1873)
- Les Langues perdues de la Perse et de l'Assyrie (2 vols., 1885–1886)
- Les Pierres gravées de la Haute-Asie (2 vols., 1883–1886)
His daughter Delphine (b. 1850) received a prize from the Académie française for her Les Parsis, histoire des communautés zoroastriennes de l'Inde (1898), and was sent in 1900–1901 to British India on a scientific mission, of which she published a report in 1903.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.