TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. From handwriting
2. The xylographic or block books.
3. The invention of printing with movable type.
4. The Greek refugees: their influence in Greek
5. The first appearance of Greek letters in printed
6. The first books printed entirely in Greek
7. Aldus Manutius and his importance in Greek
8. The imitators of Aldus Manutius.
9. Zacharias Callierges: the genuine Greek tradition.
10. The Spanish contribution to Greek typography: the
Complutensian Polyglot Bible.
Froben of Basel and Erasmus of Rotterdam. The New
Testament in Greek.
12. The beginnings of Greek typography in France: Guilles de
Gourmont, Badius Ascensius and Simon de Colines.
13. The French Royal Greek types: Neobar, Claude
Garamont and the Estienne family.
14. The followers of Garamont: Haultin, Granjon, Le Bé
15. Christophe Plantin and the “Biblia Regia”.
16. The Elzevirs: the pocket book.
17. Greek types in England. XVI-XVII centuries: Savile, Walton and Fell.
18. The Golden Age of Greek typography in Netherlands.
first steps towards a Greek type without ligatures.
19. The Transitional period: Caslon, Baskerville,
Martin, Fournier and Ibarra.
Foulis brothers and Alexander Wilson.
The end of the ligatured Greek.
21. The Modern types: Bodoni and Didot.
English contribution: Porson, Watts, Hibbert and Selwyn.
types in Germany: Georg Joachim Goschen.
types from the Second Industrial Revolution to the beginning of the
25. Greek types in the classical collections: Teubner,
Oxford, Budé and Loeb.
26. Greek digital typefaces. Revivals of classical
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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 32 US Dollars, and in the sites of continental Europe it is
around 27 Euros.
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
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The author of “History of Greek Typography:
from the invention of printing to the Digital Age”
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