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Scal·i·ger(skăl′ə-jər), Julius Caesar 1484-1558.
Italian physician and scholar noted for his scientific and philosophical writings. His son Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540-1609), a French scholar, pioneered the modern study of classical texts.
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1. (Biography) Joseph Justus (ˈdʒʌstəs). 1540–1609, French scholar, who revolutionized the study of ancient chronology by his work De Emendatione temporum (1583)
2. (Biography) his father, Julius Caesar. 1484–1558, Italian classical scholar, and writer on biology and medicine
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