Willem Canter

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Willem Canter (1542-1575) was a classical scholar from Utrecht. He edited the Eclogues of Stobaeus and the tragedies of Euripides, Sophocles and Aeschylus.[1]

Canter studied under Jean Daurat in Paris before becoming an independent scholar in Louvain.[1] His Ratio emendandi (Basle, 1566) was a guide to editing and textual criticism.[2] He also translated the Sacred Tales of Aelius Aristides into Latin.[3]


  • Novae Lectiones, 1564
  • Ratio emendandi, 1566
  • Evripidis Tragoediae XIX, 1571
  • Sophoclis tragoediae VII, 1579


  1. ^ a b Sandys, John Edwin (2011). A History of Classical Scholarship: From the Revival of Learning to the End of the Eighteenth Century in Italy, France, England and the Netherlands. Cambridge University Press. pp. 216–7. ISBN 978-1-108-02707-6. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  2. ^ Wim Van Mierlo (December 2009). Textual Scholarship and Material Book. Rodopi. pp. 305–. ISBN 978-90-420-2817-3. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  3. ^ Manfred Horstmanshoff (2004). "Aelius Aristides". In Barbara E. Borg (ed.). Paideia: The World of the Second Sophistic. Walter de Gruyter. p. 286. ISBN 978-3-11-020471-1. Retrieved 2 June 2013.