Skutsch is remembered for his expert linguistic/philological treatment of the Roman playwrightPlautus, being the author of the acclaimed "Plautinisches und Romanisches" (1892). With linguist Paul Kretschmer (1866-1956) he was co-founder of the journal Glotta.
He was an honorary member of the Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften in Athen (Society of Sciences in Athens), and a corresponding member of the Bavarian Academy.
Selected written worksedit
Plautinisches und Romanisches. Forschungen zur lateinischen Grammatik und Metrik (Plautine and Romanesque; Research on Latin grammar and metrics), volume 1, 1892.
Aus Vergils Frühzeit (From the early days of Virgil), 1901.