Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Hermonymus, Georgios

Born: Mystra c. 1440/50
Died: Paris c. 1508/16
  • Georgios SteirisEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_794-1


Georgios Hermonymos was a Byzantine scribe, translator, and scholar, who worked predominantly as a copyist in Italy, France, and England. Furthermore, he taught ancient Greek to numerous prominent Renaissance scholars, including Erasmus, Budé, Reuchlin, and Jacques Lefèvre d’ Étaples. He also engaged in diplomatic activities of the papal Curia during the fifteenth century.

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Secondary Literature

  1. Harris, J. 1995. Greek emigres in the West. Cambereley: Porphyrogenitus.Google Scholar
  2. Harris, J. 2000. Greek scribes in England: the evidence of episcopal registers. In Through the looking glass: Byzantium through British Eyes, ed. Robin Cormack and Elizabeth Jeffreys, 121–126. Aldershot: Ashgate.Google Scholar
  3. Kalatzi, M. 2009. Hermonymos: a study in scribal, literary and teaching. Activities in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Athens: Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy, School of PhilosophyUniversity of Athens, Panepistimiopolis/National and Kapodistrian University of AthensZografouGreece

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vasileios Syros
    • 1
  1. 1.Finnish Center of Political Thought & Conceptual ChangeJYVÄSKYLÄN YLIOPISTOFinland