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More from Pfeiffer, this time on Claudius Salmasius (1588-1653):
In 1632, after the chair had been vacant for twenty-three years, [Salmasius] became Scaliger’s successor at Leyden. There he found the leisure to publish the series of books already mentioned, to which must be added the treatise De lingua Hellenistica (1643); his justified arguments against the assumption, maintained by several scholars in Scaliger’s day, that the Greek of the New Testament was a special dialect had the paradoxical effect that the name ‘lingua Hellenistica’ became more popular and could still be found in Greek grammars of the early nineteenth century. Indeed the use in Buttmann’s Ausfuehrliche griechische Grammatik I (1819) 7 n. 12 suggested to Droysen the name ‘Hellenistic age’ to describe the centuries between Alexander and Augustus.
(History of Classical Scholarship, vol. 2, pp. 122-3)