Musurus, Marcus
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Musuros, Markos; Greek Humanist, poet and translator. Born c. 1470 on Crete, died Rome 24. 10. 1517. Studied at Florence c. 1486–1494; 1505–1509 prof. of Greek at Padua. 1511–1516 prof. at Venice. 1516 titular Archbishop of Monemvasia (Greece).

Work and influence

As a copyist, translator, philologist, teacher and poet, M. was among the most important and versatile communicators of Greek literature in Italy. Born around 1470 in Venetian Candia (now Heraklion) on Crete, he studied at Florence from around 1486 with Janus Laskari…

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Wolkenhauer, Anja, “Musurus, Marcus”, 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 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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