(τὰ σχόλια/tà schólia, Lat. scholia). The sg. σχόλιον (schólion), a diminutive of σχολή (scholḗ, Leisure), appears at first in the sense of 'learned discussion' (Cic. Att. 16,7,3); later 'note' to an author (Marinus, Vita Procli 27), then 'marginal note' (Anastasios Sinaites, Viae Dux 3,1,1-3; 24,134-136). Scholia are thence exegetical comments, written beside the text in the margins of medieval manuscripts and attested since the 6th cent. AD.
Scholia survive on a number of Greek authors. They …
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