Scaliger, Joseph Justus
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French philologist. Born Agen (Aquitaine) 5. 8. 1540, died Leiden 21. 1. 1609. Son of Julius Caesar Scaliger. 1558–1560 studied Greek, Hebrew and Arabic at Collège Royal in Paris. 1572/73 prof. of philosophy at Geneva Academy. 1593–1609 prof. of Greek and law at Univ. of Leiden.

Biography and scholarly career

S., the son of the Humanist Julius Caesar S. (who had started using the Latinized form of the family name, Della Scala), first attended the Collège de Guyenne in Bordeaux from 1552 to 1554…

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Kuhn-Chen, Barbara, “Scaliger, Joseph Justus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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