"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
"An absorbing study of Scaliger's criticism and exegesis set against his predecessors' and with frequent glances at later influence."--The Classical World
"Provides a masterly picture of the professional growth of one of the great scholars of early modern times."--Renaissance Quarterly
"A once a psychological portrait of Scaliger, a detailed analysis of his work and his methods, and a rich and complex panorama of the history of philological culture and Renaissance criticism."--Journal of Modern History
"Excellent...A masterful treatment of an important subject, well and even elegantly written, clearly presented, and remarkably polite even in its polemics."--The American Scholar
About the Author
Anthony Grafton is at Princeton University.