Joseph Scaliger

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Author  Anthony Grafton
Publisher  Clarendon Press
Publication Date   September 22, 1983
ISBN  9780198148500
Pages  376

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This volume is the first half of an intellectual biography of Joseph Scaliger (1540-1609), the greatest classical scholar of his time. Anthony Grafton describes Scaliger's early work as an editor of and commentator on classical texts, setting this into the wider context of classical scholarship in the Renaissance. At the same time he interprets the major changes that Scaliger's work underwent, as responses to pressures exerted by his social situation and emotional life.

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