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Constantine Lascaris, "Erotemata", the First Book Printed Entirely in Greek Type

1/30/1476
<p>Reproduction of a page from the copy in Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze provided by the Internet Archive.</p>

Reproduction of a page from the copy in Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze provided by the Internet Archive.

On January 30, 1476 Diogini da Paravicino (Dionysius Parvisinus) of Milan issued the first book printed entirely in Greek type— the Greek grammar of Constantine LascarisErotemata. The font Parvisinus used is thought to have been designed and produced by the Cretan, Demetrius Damilas, who later printed the Opera of Homer in Greek in 1488-89.

Barker, Aldus Manutius and the Development of Greek Script & Type in the Fifteenth Century (1992) 30-31.

ISTC No. il00065000.

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