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Planudes, Maximus, comp.
[First five lines in Greek transliterated as] Anthologia diaphoron epigrammaton, archaiois suntetheimenon sophois, epi diaphorois hypothesesin, eis hepta tmemata dieremene. [then in Latin] Florilegium diversorum epigrammatum in septem libros distinctum, diligenti castigatione emendatum. Cui nonnulla nuper inventa in fine adiecta sunt, una cum indice tam rerum, guam auctorum copiosissimo.
Apud Aldi filios. Third Aldine edition of the Greek anthology originally compiled by Maximus Planudes (ca. 1260 - ca. 1305) and edited by Andreas Joannes Lascaris (1445-1534). Hutton believes that this edition and that published by Nicolini in 1550 are virtually identical. He also notes that the ten leaves immediately after fol. 288 (and before the blank leaf preceding the final leaf with the printer's device) are printed in => Paolo Aldus's new Greek type, which is larger than the type of the main text. "The Greek anthology," as it is commonly known among Hellenists, contains poems, mostly in form of epigrams, spanning the Classical and Byzantine eras of Greek literature. It had its origins in the collection of epigrams that Constantine Cephalas compiled around 900, which in turn used compilations made by Meleager of Gadara (first century B.C.), Philip of Thessalonica (ca. A.D. 50), and Agathias of Myrina (A.D. 567/568). Those three sources are now lost. Next in the chain is the Palatine Anthology, the work of an unknown scholar, which expanded the number of epigrams to about 3700. Offered here is the "Plaundian" anthology that Byzantine monk Maximus Planudes produced ca. 1301: It is a reduced version of the Palatine Anthology, but does add some epigrams not included by the Palatine version. The Planudean Anthology was => the Greek anthology of the Renaissance and it exerted a huge influence. While the title-page gives the publication date as 1550, the colophon is dated 1551. Binding: Brown pigskin, top and bottom of round spine with a gilt hash design repeated on … [Click Below for Full Description]
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