7 April 1994
Show More Joseph Scaliger: A Study in the History of Classical Scholarship. Vol II: Historical Chronology by Anthony Grafton.
Oxford, 766 pp., £65, December 1993, 0 19 920601 5Show More
“... The first great Scaliger problem is that of distinguishing between father and son. When Swift, in his Treatise on Good Manners and Good Breeding, insisted that fiddlers, dancing-masters, heralds and masters of the ceremony were greater pedants ‘than Lipsius, or the elder Scaliger’, there must have been readers who asked themselves whether he wasn’t confusing Julius Caesar Scaliger, one of the 16th century’s most formidable literary scholars, and his son Joseph, who, as it happens, was successor to Lipsius at Leiden ...”