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De his qui eruditionis fama claruere liber [Greek text], [edited by Hadrianus Junius], 1572
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Record ID


Voet reference number


Museum Plantin-Moretus




Title page transcription

greek:ΗΣΥΧΙΟΥgreek:ΜΙΛΗΣΙΟΥgreek:ΙΛΛΟΥΣΤΡΙΟΥ, ΠΕΡΙgreek:του έν παιδ εἰα διαλαμψάν-greek:των σοφων. ‖ Ex Bibliotheca Ioannis SambuciPannonij Tirnauiensis. ‖ ⊕ 20 ‖ ANTVERPIÆ, ‖ Ex officina Christophori Plantini ‖ Prototypographi Regij. ‖ CIↃ. IↃ. LXXII.


8º [125]: A-C⁸ (last quire marked in Greek); pages 1-48 (Errors: 25-27-28-28-29-31-32-32-33)


Number of sheets


[1]: Title
[2]: Privilege (Brussels, Privy Council, 29 November, and Council of Brabant, December 1569, signed by De Langhe)
3-5: Magnifico domino Augerio a Busbekh, oratori, et cons. Maximil. II, et eiusdem sereniss. quatuor filiorum curiae, moribusque praefecto, Ioannes Sambucus S. (italic type, lines in roman type and greek type)
6: Note on Hesychius and his work from Suidas (greek type)
7-48: Text (greek type, marginals in greek type)

Edition information


Museum Plantin-Moretus
- A 419

University Library Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

KBR Royal Library of Belgium


Royal Library of San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Ghent University Library

British Library London

Bibliothèque nationale de France

Bibliographical references

Reulens-de Backer, pages 123-124 (1572, no. 15)

Online bibliographical references

Note 1

The edition contains two volumes presented as separate publications but normally sold together: a) The Greek text of Hesychius from a manuscript in the library of the Hungarian humanist Joannes Sambucus, edited by Hadrianus Junius (this no.), b) The Latin translation with additional corrections and annotations by Hadrianus Junius (see following no.).

Note 2

In his dedicatory to Busbequius, Sambucus tells how some three years ago he mailed the manuscript (together with the one of Eunapius: see no. cp013480) to his good friend Junius, who had expressed the wish to translate the texts.

Note 3

Plantin pressed Junius to send the dedicatory letter as quickly as possible as he was going to print the work. The humanist, excusing himself that he did not know the matter was so urgent, mailed one (= addressed to C. Bickerus) in his letter of 16 March 1572 (Corr., III, no. 376; cf. also Corr., IV, no. 594: page 214, n. 1, an undated short note of Junius on the subject).

Note 4

Of ‘Hesychius de Vitis et Philosophorum’ 50 copies were still in stock in the Plantin Press in 1642 (L. Voet, The Golden Compasses, II, page 459).

Note 5

Listed in M 296, folio 8v (Hesychii Millesii Illustrii de his qui erudit. fama claruere grecolat., 8º, aº 1572, f[euilles] 8 [= meaning the two volumes together], [price:] stuivers 2).

Further reading

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“De his qui eruditionis fama claruere liber [Greek text], [edited by Hadrianus Junius], 1572”, in: The Plantin Press Online. Consulted online on 19 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2024

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