"Dacier and Bossu among the French"
André Dacier
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André Dacier (1651-1722) was a French classical scholar and editor of texts.  His most important works were his editions of Pompeius Festus and Verrius Flaccus, and his translations of Horace, Aristotle, Sophocles, Hippocrates and Plutarch. 

René Le Bossu (1631-1680) was a French critic.  He wrote Parallèle des principes de la physique d'Aristote et de celle de René Descartes (1674), and Traité du poème épique (on epic poetry).