- an ancient commentator on the classics.
- a person who writes scholia.
Origin of scholiast
Examples from the Web for scholiast
A remarkable testimony is that of the scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius, ii.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1
This is the remark of the Scholiast on Aristotle: and I think it just.
This, a Greek scholiast comments, is the greatest lie of all!Essays on the Greek Romances
Elizabeth Hazelton Haight
The Scholiast gives two explanations, of which the best is .
Otherwise read , and, according to the Scholiast, the same with .
- a medieval annotator, esp of classical texts
Word Origin and History for scholiast
"one who writes explanatory notes upon a classical writer," 1580s, from Late Latin scholiasta, from Late Greek skholiastes, from skholiazein, from skholion "explanatory note or comment," from skhole (see school (n.1)). Related: Scholiastic.