klausnick/莫罗佐夫·尼科莱/профан (klausnick) wrote,

Julius Scaliger (1540—1609)

As a learned man he demands our highest admiration. He pretended to a skill in thirteen languages. His method of teaching himself the Greek tongue deserved our attention. Determining to be his own master, he shut himself in his closet, and in a hasty manner ran over the Greek conjugations; and applying himself to Homer, with the assistance of a translation, he soon gained great knowledge of that author: and from his observations in reading, he then composed a grammar of the Greek tongue for his own use, and with this guide he proceeded to read the other Greek poets, historians, and philosophers, and in two years, by the most austere application, he gained a very considerable and uncommon insight into that most copious language.
Tags: Юлий Скалигер, греческий язык, самообучение

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