TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. From handwriting
xylographic or block books.
invention of printing with movable type.
Greek refugees: their influence in Greek
first appearance of Greek letters in printed
first books printed entirely in Greek
Manutius and his importance in Greek
imitators of Aldus Manutius.
Callierges: the genuine Greek tradition.
Spanish contribution to Greek typography:
the Complutensian Polyglot Bible.
of Basel and Erasmus of Rotterdam.
The New Testament in Greek.
beginnings of Greek typography in France:
Gourmont, Badius Ascensius and Simon de
French Royal Greek types: Neobar, Claude
Garamont and the Estienne family.
followers of Garamont: Haultin, Granjon, Le
Bé and Jannon.
Plantin and the “Biblia Regia”.
Elzevirs: the pocket book.
types in England. XVI-XVII centuries:
Savile, Walton and Fell.
Golden Age of Greek typography in
steps towards a Greek type without ligatures.
Transitional period: Caslon, Baskerville,
Martin, Fournier and Ibarra.
Foulis brothers and Alexander
The end of the ligatured Greek.
Modern types: Bodoni and Didot.
contribution: Porson, Watts, Hibbert and
Greek types in Germany:
Georg Joachim Goschen.
Greek types from the
Second Industrial Revolution to the
beginning of the Digital Age.
types in the classical collections: Teubner,
Oxford, Budé and Loeb.
digital typefaces. Revivals of classical
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The author of “History
of Greek Typography: from the
invention of printing to the Digital
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).
Marcos is a font developer too. He has created the
ALPHABETUM Unicode font for ancient scripts http://guindo.pntic.mec.es/jmag0042/alphaeng.html
other digital typefaces for Latin and Greek