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Scholiast   Listen

A scholar who writes explanatory notes on an author (especially an ancient commentator on a classical author).

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"Scholiast" Quotes from Famous Books

... FOLLIOTT. I, for one, sir, am content to learn nothing from you but the art and science of fish for breakfast. Be content, sir, to rival the Boeotians, whose redeeming virtue was in fish, touching which point you may consult Aristophanes and his scholiast in the passage of Lysistrata, [Greek text], and leave the name of Athenians to those who have a sense of the beautiful, and a perception ...
— Crotchet Castle • Thomas Love Peacock

Words linked to "Scholiast" :   student, scholarly person, bookman, glossarist, scholar

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