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The I Tatti Renaissance Library 78

Humanism and the Latin Classics

Aldus Manutius

Edited and translated by John N. Grant

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$29.95 • £19.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674971639

Publication Date: 02/20/2017

Academic Trade

448 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

The I Tatti Renaissance Library


Aldus Manutius (c. 1451–1515) was the most important and innovative scholarly publisher of the Renaissance. His Aldine Press was responsible for more first editions of classical literature, philosophy, and science than any other publisher before or since. A companion volume to I Tatti’s The Greek Classics (2016), Humanism and the Latin Classics presents all of Aldus’s prefaces to his editions of works by ancient Latin and modern humanist writers, translated for the first time into English, along with other illustrative writings by Aldus and his collaborators. They provide unique insight into the world of scholarly publishing in Renaissance Venice.