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Johann Gutenberg

Subject: Literature

(c.1396–1468), inventor of printing. He was a native of Mainz. In 1448 he borrowed money, probably for developing his printing process. He printed the Mazarin Bible (q.v.) and ...

Classical Scholarship

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
18,162 words

...studies in Italy. His extensive collection of Greek manuscripts was presented to the Republic of Venice in 1468 . Scholars who left Constantinople in the decades prior to the fall of Constantinople in 1453 brought with them many manuscripts of the Greek classics. Johannes Gutenberg's introduction of the printing press to Europe in the 1450s meant that classical literature could be disseminated to an ever-wider educated public. Multiple editions of Greek and Latin classics were printed during the next two decades. For several Latin authors the editio...

Pottery

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
83,455 words
Illustration(s):
27

...shows a commanding figure with robe, sceptre and eagle, perhaps an early representation of Zeus. Around 680 bc the Passas Painter and the Analatos Painter collaborated in decorating two elaborate cauldrons with high stands for an aristocratic funeral ( Mainz , Johannes Gutenberg-U., 153 and 156) which explored the possibilities of adding white and red to the colour scheme. White was preferred by these early artists and often used for subsidiary details on the latest epa works of the 670s bc . By mpa the Geometric heritage had been forgotten. The...

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