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. I. Greek [German version] A. General Scholia survive on a number of Greek authors. They were excerpted from ancient commentar…