Julius Caesar Scaliger (della Scala, Scaligeri, Bordon, Bordonius), 1484-1558. Catholic humanist philosopher, physician and botanist. A stout follower of Aristotle, he won fame for his vitriolic attacks on Erasmus. His views on literature, which placed Seneca and Virgil above the Greeks, were widely followed.
Description: Julius Caesar Scaliger (della Scala, Scaligeri, Bordon, Bordonius), 1484-1558. Catholic humanist philosopher, physician and botanist. A stout follower of Aristotle, he won fame for his vitriolic attacks on Erasmus. His views on literature, which placed Seneca and Virgil above the Greeks, were widely followed.