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Marcus SimaikaFather of Coptic Archaeology$
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Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9789774168239

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.001.0001

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A Love of Learning

A Love of Learning

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Marcus Simaika

Samir Simaika

Nevine Henein

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter describes Marcus Simaika's early education. Marcus began his education at the Coptic Patriarchal School, founded by Patriarch Cyril IV and entirely maintained by the Coptic patriarchate. At school, Marcus studied the Bible and learned Coptic, Greek, and Arabic. His father forbade him to learn any European languages, believing that they would distract Marcus from ecclesiastic studies and interfere with his plan of consecrating him to the service of the Church. In his memoirs, Marcus recollects most of his teachers, including Sheikh Muhammad al-Kinawi, his Arabic language teacher, and Mikhail Effendi Abd al-Sayed, his English teacher. The chapter also discusses Marcus's time at the Collège des frères des écoles chrétiennes, where he studied the French language.

Keywords:   education, Marcus Simaika, Coptic Patriarchal School, Bible, teachers, Muhammad al-Kinawi, Arabic language, Mikhail Effendi Abd al-Sayed, Collège des frères des écoles chrétiennes, French language

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