Gregory Tifernas

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Gregory Tifernas was a Greek renaissance humanist from the Italian city of Città di Castello (Tifernum in Latin, whence his surname).

He studied the Greek Classics under Manuel Chrysoloras and was the first teacher of Greek in France at the University of Paris. It appears that he only stayed a short time in Paris but it proved long enough to train several students who would carry on his work. [1][2]

Known works[edit]

  • Physica Theophrasti e greco in latinam ab Gregorio Tifernio - Translation to Latin of Theophrastus' Physica [3]


  1. ^ Tilley, Arthur Augustus,The Literature of the French Renaissance. An Introductory Essay, p.146, ISBN 1-4021-8235-X
  2. ^ Sir Richard C. Jebb, Cambridge Modern History, Chap.XVI, Classical Renaissance, p. 575, 1903
  3. ^ R. W. Sharples, Theophrastus of Eresus: Sources for His Life, Writings, Thought, and Influence, p.100,BRILL,ISBN 90-04-11130-1

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