Hero and Leander Aldus Manutius

Hero and Leander, Grammaticus Musaeus, 1449

Cited in back matter of Rickett’s Hero and Leander.

“This illustrated edition of the epyllion (epic poem) by the Greek poet Musaeus (also seen as Musaios, late fifth century-early sixth century) relating the tragic love story of Hero and Leander is one of the first editions produced by Aldus Manutius the elder (1449 or 1450–1515) in his Venetian printing workshop, the Aldine Press. The book contains the text of the poem in the original Greek, in 343 hexameters, and a Latin translation.”