Aldus Manutius was Italy’s first important printer to publish the Greek classics in March 1495. Manutius printed his first dated book, the Erotemata by Constantine Lascaris. He founded the Aldine Press in Venice, Italy and the “Neacademia” or Aldine Academy, to produce small, inexpensive editions of the Greek classics in 1490. The Aldine Press issued 27 first editions by various Greek authors: Aesop, Aristotle, Aristophanes, Euripides, Herodotus, Homer, Plato, and Sophodes.
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Aldus Pius Manutius (/məˈnjuːʃiəs/; Italian: Aldo Pio Manuzio; 1449/1452 – 6 February 1515) was an Italian humanist, scholar, educator, and the founder of the Aldine Press. Manutius devoted the later part of his life to publishing and disseminating rare texts.
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Aldus Manutius, also called Aldo Manuzio, byname Aldus Manutius the Elder, Italian Aldo Manuzio il Vecchio, original name Teobaldo Manucci, (born 1449, …
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For centuries, Venice served as one of Europe’s main cultural and commercial centers and as the most important intermediary between Europe and the East.