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Janus Lascaris

Rolf Noyer has this to say about Janus Lascaris, a famous Greek scholar who died in 1535: Having fled Greece as a child after the fall of Constantinople, Lascaris lived in Venice and Padua, and later was invited to Florence by Lorenzo de' Medici. There, unhampered by the monopoly on the printing of Greek that Aldus Manutius had obtained in Venice, Lascaris and his colleague Lorenzo di Alopa published the first editions of many important works of classical Greek literature, including the Greek Anthology, Callimachus, four plays of Euripides, and the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius. In an unusual departure from custom, Lascaris chose to print the Argonautica entirely in accented Greek capitals, with the accompanying commentary (scholia) surrounding the text in Greek minuscule. Rolf Noyer made a font called Lascaris (2010), which is a digital rendition of Janus Lascaris' type of 1494-1496.

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file name: Rolf Noyer Lascaris 2010


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