, a counsellor in the presidial court at Nismes, was born at Tarascon,
, a counsellor in the presidial court at
Nismes, was born at Tarascon, in 1706, and died in 1767.
He lived chiefly at Paris, and employed himself in the
study of history and antiquities, and in writing books,
which, though approved for their learning, did not rescue
him from the inconveniences of poverty. They are these:
The civil, ecclesiastical, and literary History of the
city of Nismes,” 7 vols. 4to, published in 1750, and the
following years. This work has no fault but that of prolixity. 2. “
Mceurs et Usages cles Grecs,”
The Amours of Calisthenes and Aristoclea,”
A collection of fugitive pieces, illustrative of French history,” 3 vols. 4to, published in 1748. The materials were
communicated to him by the marquis d'Aubais. There
was also a chronologer, named Peter Menard, who died
the first year of the last century a James Menard, a lawyer of the sixteenth century and one or two more of interior note.