Menochius, Giovanni Steffano

Menochius, Giovanni Steffano a learned Italian, the son of Jacques Menochius, a celebrated lawyer, was born at Pavia in 1576. At the age of seventeen he entered the Order of the Jesuits. He taught theology in different colleges of his order, was principal of those of Modena and Rome, then became inspector for the province of Milan, next for that of Venice, and was finally appointed assistant to the superior-general. He died at Rome Feb. 4, 1655. Of his works we mention Hieropoliticon, sive institutiones politicce e Scripturis de promptce (Lyons, 1625, 8vo)':-Institutiones economice e Scripturis depromptce (Lyons, 1627, 8vo):Brevis Expositio sensus litteralis totius Scripture (Cologne, 1630, 2 vols. fol.: this estimable work was reprinted several times; the best edition is that published at Paris [1719, 2 vols fol.],.by P. Tournemine reproduced at Avignon [1768, 4 vols. 4to], it contains an appendix to the commentaries on the Bible, and to different Jesutitical authors. See Simon, Histoire critique lTis pinicipux Commentateurs du Nouv. Test. 1). 651 ) ;-Stoie tessute di varie eruditione sacrca, inorule e profina (Rome, 1646-54, 6 vols. 4to); the first published under the fictitious name of J. Corona: -De Republica Hebraeorum (Paris, 1648 and 1652, fol. ): - De (Econonmi Christiana (Venice, 1656, 4to): -Storia Miscellanea Sacra '(Venice, 1658, 4to). See also Alegambe and Sottwell, Scriptores Societatis Jesu; Dupin, Bibl. des Auteurs Eccls. vol.

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