Laskaris, Janus (Andreas Johannes)
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Giano (Andrea Giovanni) Lascari(s), Greek philologist. Born Constantinople 1445, died Rome 7. 12. 1534. Brother of Constantine Laskaris. After the Ottoman siege of Constantinople (1453), fled to the Peloponnese and Crete. Went to Italy 1463 with the help of Basilios Bessarion. Studied at Padua. At Florence c. 1475 until 1496; studied Latin at Studio Fiorentino and Greek at a regular school. 1491/92, travelled to Greece to acquire manuscripts on behalf of Lorenzo de’ Medici; 1494–1496 editorial work.…

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Hintzen, Beate, “Laskaris, Janus (Andreas Johannes)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 15 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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