MANUAL OF GREEK PALEOGRAPHY (Second edition)
by Juan José
Professor of classical languages.
Plasencia. Spain. January 2019.
Those readers interested
in reading a true
on Greek Paleography can find useful my book entitled "PALEOGRAFÍA
GRIEGA: Manual ilustrado" (in Spanish), 550 pages containing more than
100 images of manuscripts from the 4th century B.C. until the 16th
by KDP AMAZON, December 2018.
Manual of Greek Paleography”
follows the history and development of Greek handwriting and their role in the
history of the manuscript book and civilization.
The book explores every major development in the design of
Greek lettering and includes some lesser-known types. The material is
into sections by historical period for easy reference.
The text of the book provides an excellent historical
background to the study of Greek alphabet. “Illustrated Manual of Greek Paleography" stands a step above other books on the
of Greek handwriting because of the number of its reproductions
-some of them extremely rare- and its straightforward and clear
This work, profusely illustrated, not only addresses the
Hellenic scholar, but also the modern writer, typographer, historian,
graphic designer, printer, publisher and font developer.
EXCERPTS OF THE BOOK
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it is printed in United States, United Kingdom and
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purchased either directly from the printer
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o other booksellers.
Buying a book through Amazon or Barnes & Noble is nothing unusual
nowadays, and I do not believe that this would pose any difficulty to
price is 37 US Dollars, and in the sites of continental Europe
around 33 €.
While the price in American Dollars and in
British Pounds seems to be kept without changes by the British and
American sites of Amazon, I have observed that the Amazon sites of
continental Europe have set different prices; I have no control on
this. The prices mentioned above are the prices I suggest to
KDP AMAZON, but the different sites of Amazon (each Amazon national
site has absolute independence in this respect) can either keep it as I
suggest or put it higher or lower. If
you wish to acquire this book in electronic format (available
in PDF), please contact the author for details and price.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The author of “Illustrated manual of GREEK
is Juan-José Marcos García born in Salamanca (Spain) in 1963. He has a
degree in Classical Philology and Linguistics (PhD), University
of Salamanca (1981-1986), and is professor of classical languages. He is currently teaching Latin
and ancient Greek in Plasencia (Cáceres, Spain).
Juan-José Marcos is a font developer too. He has created the ALPHABETUM
Unicode font for ancient scripts http://guindo.pntic.mec.es/jmag0042/alphaeng.html
and other digital
typefaces for Latin and Greek palaeography http://guindo.pntic.mec.es/jmag0042/palegreek.html
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