Monceaux (Moncaeus), Francois De
Monceaux (Moncaeus), Francois De a French writer noted for his studies in comparative archaeology, was a native of Arras, and flourished in the second half of the 16th century. He took quite an active part in the political affairs of France and Italy, but nevertheless found time to write: De portis civitatis Judae et foi judiciorumque in iis exercendorum prisco ritu (Paris, 1587, 4to): — Bucolica Sacra, sive Cantici Canticorum poetica paraphrasis et in eamndem lucubrationum, lib. 2 (ibid. 1587, 4to; 1589, 8vo): — Apparitionum divinarum quae de Rubo et quae in Egypto revertenti in diversorio Mysifacta Historia (Arras, 1592,12mo; 1597, 4to): — In Psalmum 44 Paraphrasis poetica (Douai, 4to): — Aaron purgatus, seu de vitulo aureo, lib. 2 (Arras, 1606, 8vo; Leipsic, 1689, in Antiquitates Biblicae, and in volume 9 of Pearson's Critici Sacri. The Church of Rome expurgated it in 1609): — Responsio pro vitulo aureo non aureo (Paris, 1608, 8vo), a reply to Viseur's Destruction du "Deaurd orpurge" (ibid. 1608, 8vo). See Andre, Bibliotheca Belgica, s.v.