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The Greek Classics

Aldus Manutius

Edited and translated by N. G. Wilson

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ISBN 9780674088672

Publication Date: 01/05/2016

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416 pages

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The I Tatti Renaissance Library


  • Prefatory Note [James Hankins]
  • Introduction
  • Prefaces
    • I. Constantine Lascaris, Grammar (March 8, 1495)
    • II. Musaeus, Hero and Leander (ca. 1495/97)
    • III. Aristotle, Organon (November 1, 1495)
    • IV. Theodore Gaza, Introduction to Grammar; Apollonius Dyscolus, On Syntax (December 25, 1495)
    • V. Theocritus, Hesiod, Theognis, Selected Works (February 1496)
    • VI. The Treasury, The Cornucopia of Amalthea, and The Gardens of Adonis (August 1496)
    • VII. Aristotle, Natural Philosophy (February 1497)
    • VIII. Aristotle, Zoological Works (June 1, 1497)
    • IX. Aristotle, Metaphysics, Mechanics, and Problems; Theophrastus, Botanical Writings (June 1, 1497)
    • X. Joannes Crastonus, Greek Dictionary (December 1497)
    • XI. Urbano da Belluno, Greek Grammar (January 1498)
    • XII. Aristotle, Moral Philosophy (June 1498)
    • XIII. Aristophanes, Nine Comedies (July 13, 1498)
    • XIV. The Greek Epistolographers (April 15, 1499)
    • XV. Dioscorides, The Materials of Medicine; Nicander, Theriaca and Alexipharmaca (July 8, 1499)
    • XVI. Julius Firmicus Maternus, Astronomica; Marcus Manilius, Astronomica; Aratus, Phaenomena; Proclus, Sphaera (October 14, 1499)
    • XVII. Constantine Lascaris, The Eight Parts of Speech (December 1501?)
    • XVIII. Stephanus Byzantinus, On Cities (March 18, 1502)
    • XIX. Julius Pollux of Naucratis, Onomasticon (April 11, 1502)
    • XX. Thucydides, Histories (May 14, 1502)
    • XXI. Sophocles, Seven Tragedies (August 1502)
    • XXII. Herodotus, Histories (September 1502)
    • XXIII. Euripides, Seventeen Tragedies (February 1503)
    • XXIV. Ammonius of Alexandria, On Aristotle’s “De interpretatione” (October 17, 1503)
    • XXV. Xenophon, Hellenica; Pletho, Events in Greece after the Battle of Mantinea; Herodian, History from the Death of Marcus Aurelius; Greek Scholia on Thucydides (November 14, 1503)
    • XXVI. John Philoponus, Commentary on the Posterior Analytics; Anonymous, Commentary on the Posterior Analytics (March 1504)
    • XXVII. Aristotle and Theophrastus, Zoological and Botanical Writings; Pseudo-Aristotle and Alexander of Aphrodisias, Problemata, translated into Latin by Theodore Gaza (March 27, 1504)
    • XXVIII. Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana; Eusebius of Caesarea, Against Hierocles (May 1504)
    • XXIX. Gregory of Nazianzus, Poetry (June 1504)
    • XXX. Homer, Iliad (October 31, 1504)
    • XXXI. Homer, Odyssey, Batrachomyomachia, Hymns (October 31, 1504)
    • XXXII. Demosthenes, Sixty-two Speeches; Libanius, Life of Demosthenes and summaries of the speeches; Plutarch, Life of Demosthenes (October 1504)
    • XXXIII. Hours in Praise of the Most Blessed Virgin; Seven Penitential Psalms; Athanasian Creed; Sacrifice in Praise of the Most Holy Virgin (July 1505)
    • XXXIV. Aesop’s Fables and related texts (October 1505)
    • XXXV. The Greek Rhetoricians, Volume 1 (November 1508)
    • XXXVI. Plutarch, Moralia (March 1509)
    • XXXVII. The Greek Rhetoricians, Volume 2 (May 21, 1509)
    • XXXVIII. Chrysoloras, Erotemata (1512)
    • XXXIX. Constantine Lascaris, The Eight Parts of Speech (New edition, October 1512)
    • XL. Pindar, Odes; Callimachus, Hymns; Dionysius Periegetes, Description of the World; Lycophron, Alexandra (January 1513)
    • XLI. The Greek Orators, Volume 1 (April 1513)
    • XLII. The Greek Orators, Volume 2 (May 6, 1513)
    • XLIII. Plato, Complete Works (September 1513)
    • XLIV. Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentaries on the Topics of Aristotle (February 15, 1514)
    • XLV. Suidas, Lexicon (February 1514)
    • XLVI. Hesychius, Dictionary (August 1514)
    • XLVII. Athenaeus, The Learned Banqueters (August 1514)
  • Appendices
    • I. Marsilio Ficino on textual errors in his translations of Platonica ( July 1, 1497)
    • II. Musurus on Aristophanes (1498)
    • III. Musurus on the Epistolographi graeci (1499)
    • IV. William Grocyn’s letter to Aldus (August 27, [1499])
    • V. Statutes of the New Academy (1502?)
    • VI. Aldus’ preface to Bessarion’s In calumniatorem Platonis ( July 1503)
    • VII. Letter of Scipione Forteguerri to Aldus in the 1503 edition of the Greek Anthology
    • VIII. The title page of Aldus’ Aesop (October 1505)
    • IX. Aldus’ preface to Erasmus’ translation of Euripides (December 1507)
    • X. Musurus’ poem on Plato, in the Complete Works (1513)
  • Note on the Text
  • Notes to the Translation
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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