Accumulated Capital of Classical Scholarship

Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff,

History of Classical Scholarship (trans. Alan Harris):

“We are all living on the capital accumulated by the industry of Casaubon and Stephanus; Scaliger is our great exemplar because he showed us the true end of all our labours. The writers treated by Casaubon, particularly Athenaeus, led him to the study of literary history, and he produced the first critical survey in his De satyrica Graecoru poesi et Romanorum satira, which has gone through many editions and can fairly be called a model of its time. After the murder of Henri IV, Casaubon too, a Protestant, had to leave his country; England gave him a hospitable welcome, and he is buried in Westminster Abbey.”

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