Humanism and the Latin Classics (Hardcover)
Harvard University Press, 9780674971639, 448pp.
Publication Date: February 20, 2017
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.