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Illustrate short of execution. ' 25 Homer, Odyssey, etc. Aldus Homer's Iliad and Odyssey in October 1504, a select Greek addition issued to the octavo classics. 8722, size. fol. I. 51 26 (though Jewish printers had been printing whole books in Hebrew elsewhere Herodotus, 1502. With this book and the Thucydides of since about 1470) occurs in the Politian, Opera the same year, Aldus gave the quoted to explain a philological point, world the first editions in the original language of the two of classical Greece.

The cut of the Annunciation was from a block used by another printer for a Latin Book of Hours in 1493. Original page-size 112x74 mm. 12135, sig. ai^-a2. earlier a works of Plato in Greek, and even in this Hne, as early as 1497 the whole series of the ancient Aristotelian commentators. The problem seems to have been that the original Greek texts in their expensive folios very welcome to very few. Perhaps no more than a humanist education (that is, five per cent of Italians with in the classics) could really get to grips with un- adorned - in places unintelligibly corrupt - Greek in the case were of Antonio Urceo, the blemishes leaped when texts; to the eye.

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