Aldus Manutius Published First Editions of Greek Classics

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.

Date:
      1490
Name(s):
      Aldus Manutius
Occupation:
      Publisher
Location:
      Venice, Italy


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