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  • NEWS September 2023

    NEWS September 2023

    September 2023. Hi Atlantipedes, At present I am in Sardinia for a short visit. Later we move to Sicily and Malta. The trip is purely vacational. Unfortunately, I am writing this in a dreadful apartment, sitting on a bed, with access to just one useable socket and a small Notebook. Consequently, I possibly will not […]Read More »
  • Joining The Dots

    Joining The Dots

    I have now published my new book, Joining The Dots, which offers a fresh look at the Atlantis mystery. I have addressed the critical questions of when, where and who, using Plato’s own words, tempered with some critical thinking and a modicum of common sense.Read More »

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Aldine Press, The

Aldine PressThe Aldine Press was founded by Aldus Pius Manutius (1450-1515) in 1494 in Venice. It is considered to have been one of the most significant print houses in Europe and was famous for the quality of its work and typographical innovations such as the introduction of italics, originally known as Aldine Type and sequential page numbers, which enabled indexing. Aldus used a combined anchor and dolphin as his trademark. The founders family ran the business until 1597. Aldus was a Greek scholar in his own right and as a printer his contribution to Greek scholarship in the 16th century cannot be overestimated.

In 1502 he founded Neakademia, also known as The Aldine Academy dedicated to the propagation of Greek scholarship and where members had their names Hellenised and were obliged to only speak Greek.

In 1513 Aldus published the first complete Greek text of Plato in two volumes, which he dedicated to the then mrecently elected gay Pope Leo X. Aldus was also responsible for the introduction of pocket-sized books at affordable prices in contrast to 2009 when we saw a rare Aldine first edition of Plato’s works went on sale for $65,000.