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Title: An Unpublished Greek Letter of Julius Caesar Scaliger to Gérard-Marie Imbert
Author(s): BOTLEY, Paul
Volume: 40 Issue: 1 Date: 2013
This article presents the first edition of an overlooked letter in Greek from the famous Italian scholar, philosopher and physician Julius Caesar Scaliger. This letter contributes to our still limited knowledge of Renaissance Greek epistolography and to the biography of Scaliger. In particular, the letter sheds light on Scaliger’s reception of Lucian, on his relations with the French humanist Marc-Antoine Muret, and on an obscure allegation of homosexuality and pederasty levelled at Muret. To facilitate comprehension, an English translation of the Greek letter has been added.