André Boulanger

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André Boulanger (26 July 1886 – 9 September 1958) was a French professor of literature and Latin scholar who shared his activity between archeology and the teaching profession.

He was a professor of Latin language and literature at Fribourg, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, and at the Sorbonne.

The subject of his thesis was Aelius Aristides and sophistry in the province of Asia in the second century AD. He was responsible for the creation of the neologism euergetism (from the Greek εὐεργετέω meaning "I do good things") for the practice of wealthy or high-status individuals distributing a part of their wealth to the community, rather than to individuals.[1][2]


  1. ^ Zuiderhoek, Arjan (2009). The Politics of Munificence in the Roman Empire : Citizens, Elites and Benefactors in Asia Minor (PDF). Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-521-51930-4.
  2. ^ Angela V. Kalinowski (1996). "Patterns of Patronage: The Politics and Ideology of Public Building in the Eastern Roman Empire (31 BCE - 600 CE)" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-04-30.