Wood engraved portrait of Cardinal Basilios Bessarion from the Bibliotheca chalcographica.(View Larger)
Engraved portrait of George Trapezuntius.(View Larger)
Cardinal Basilios Bessarion published Adversus calumniatorem Platonis. Add: Correctio librorum Platonis de legibus Georgio Trapezuntio interprete. De natura et arte in Rome at the press of Conrad Sweynheym and Arnold Pannartz, before August 28, 1469.
This treatise against criticism of Plato made by George Tapezuntius (Georgios Trapezuntios) was the first full exposition of Plato's thought to appear in the West.
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