from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Scaliger, Julius Caesar 1484-1558. Italian physician and scholar noted for his scientific and philosophical writings. His son Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540-1609), a French scholar, pioneered the modern study of classical texts.


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  • It does not appear in Scaliger’s edition of his Chronicle; but Isaac

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • But all through this book it is very difficult to determine whether the propositions advanced are Cardan's own, or those of the Greek and Arabian writers he quotes so freely: and this charge of Scaliger, which is the best supported of all, goes very little way to convict him of impiety.

    Jerome Cardan A Biographical Study

  • The poet as creator became a metaphor popular with many poets and critics, such as Scaliger, Tasso, and

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • The Barberini Library at Rome contains a vast number of books covered with marginal notes by celebrated writers, such as Scaliger, Allatius,

    Notes and Queries, Number 04, November 24, 1849

  • And when he expresses a "thorough contempt" for the kind of work scholars such as Scaliger and Petavius had achieved, he shows his entire ignorance of the method whereby alone a knowledge of general principle can be attained.

    Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham

  • Textual evidence includes the Leiden manuscript (University Library Leiden, Scaliger 3) completed in 1289, which served as basis for the Venice edition of the Yerushalmi (1523 – 1524), and a Genizah fragment found in Cambridge on parts of Chapters 1 and 3.

    Niddah, Tractate.

  • When Scaliger, whole years of labour past, from Carol Rumens: The Guardian: Books blog: Poem of the week posted by Rus Bowden at 7:44 PM

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • As the author reminds us, Scaliger, a strict Calvinist, collaborated with the equally learned, but doctrinally milder, Isaac Casaubon, a Huguenot, and both turned for help with Hebrew texts to Jacob Barnet, a Jew: ancient prejudices were set aside in a common quest for truth.

    Travels in the Republic of Letters

  • The aim of this custom was, according to Scaliger, to bring the diners to enjoy the sweets of life while they were able to feel enjoyment, and thus to abandon themselves to pleasure before death deprived them of everything.


  • Heinsius and Scaliger derive the word from the Greek, whence comes our English word satyr, but Casaubon, Dacier and Spanheim derive it from the Latin 'satura,' a plate filled with different kinds of food, and they refer to Porphyrion's 'multis et variis rebus hoc carmen refertum est.'



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