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Planudes, Maximos
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(Πλανούδης/Planoúdēs, c. AD 1255 - c. AD 1305). Before he entered monastic life (c. 1283) P.’ first name was Manuel. He was an all-round scholar with wide interests and knowledge in many specialist areas: teacher, copyist, editor and commentator of classical authors, and translator of Latin literature. He is regarded as the first philologist of the Palaeologan period (AD 1259- AD 1453; cf. Palaeologan Renaissance). Born in Nicomedia, he went to Constantinople in AD 1261 and had close connections with the imperial family. As a layman he became an …

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Vassis, Ioannis (Athens), “Planudes, Maximos”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 04 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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