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.
A work of rare excellence, a masterpiece that fuses fastidious philological analysis and deft intellectual synthesis and that addresses the traditional concerns of the classicist and the historian with equal sophistication and high accuracy. * Speculum *
Series: Oxford-Warburg Studies : Book 1
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 30th June 1983
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.6