John Rhosos

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John Rhosos or Rhosus (active 1447–1497, d. Feb. 1498)[1][2] was a Greek Cretan scribe and calligrapher who lived and worked in 15th century Renaissance Italy. He copied and translated works of Classical literature in Venice, Florence, Rome and other cities of Italy.[3] He worked for Bessarion and is considered by some to be one of the most important Greek copyists of the Renaissance.[4]

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  1. ^ Deno John Geanakoplos, Byzantium and the Renaissance: Greek Scholars in Venice: Studies in the Dissemination of Greek Learning from Byzantium to Western Europe (Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1973), p. 55n.
  2. ^ Nicolas Barker, Aldus Mantius and the Development of Greek Script and Type in the Fifteenth Century, 2nd ed. (New York: Fordham University Press, 1992), p. 18.
  3. ^ Edward Maunde Thompson, Handbook of Greek and Latin Palaeography, 2007, p. 177, ISBN 1-4067-6636-4; Marie Vogel–Viktor Gardthausen, Die griechischen Schreiber des Mittelalters und der Renaissance (Zentralblatt für Bibliothekswesen, Beiheft 33), 1909, pp. 187–192.
  4. ^ Nigel Wilson, “The Book Trade in Venice Ca. 1400-1515,” in Venezia: Centro Di Mediazione Tra Oriente E Occidente (Secoli XV-XVI): Apetti E Problemi, ed. Hans-Georg Beck, Manoussos Manoussacas, and Agostino Pertusi (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 1977), p. 384.

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