David Attenborough on Lucretius

  • Quote

    “One of my most precious books is Lucretius. It was published in Venice in 1515 by Aldus Manutius, who was a Venice printer who published the equivalent of Penguin in paperbacks. All great classical authors, or most of them, were published by Aldus Manutius in a small book in a wonderfully elegant italic script typeface.”

    I don't have time just now to follow up on this lead, but I did find this little snippet interesting.

  • Don / JJ do we think we'll be able to get a PDF of the original? Seems like I have seen one or more PDFs of medieval-looking manuscripts, but I don't think this is one of them. (seems to me I saw one at the Hathi Trust website)