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Joseph Justus Scaliger

Joseph Justus Scaliger

Agen 1540 - Leiden 1609

A celebrated Protestant scholar, son of J.C. Scaliger. He studied at Bordeaux and Paris; traveled in Italy, England, and Scotland: lectured in Geneva 1572-74; lived with patron La Roche Pozay; and became professor at Leyden in 1593. By his De emendatione temporum (1583) and Thesaurus temporum (1606) he became the fonder of modern chronology. He edited Catullus, Tibullus, etc. His Opuscula varia were edited by Casaubon in 1610.
The Century Cyclopedia of Names (1903).

Bibliography: R.C. Christie, The Scaligers, in Selected Essays and Papers, London, Longmans, Green & Co. 1902, pp. 209-222; A.T. Grafton, Joseph Scaliger: A Study in the History of Classical Scholarship, 2 vol., Oxford, Oxford University Press 1983.

Catalogus librorum bibliothecae illust. viri Josephi Scaligeri, Lugduni Batavorum 1609.

Biblioteca Angelica, Roma
Royal Library, Copenhagen
Russian State Library

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