Estienne at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
French scholar-printer. As a young man he traveled Europe studying ancient manuscripts and visiting scholars before returning to his father's Geneva printing firm to publish the first printed editions of several Greek texts. In 1566 he published a Latin edition of Herodotus with a controversial apologia in which he bitterly satirized his own age. His voluminous output of classical scholarship also included a 13-volume Greek and Latin text of Plutarch and a five-volume Greek dictionary, Thesaurus graecae linguae (both 1572). New editions of the dictionary, his greatest work, were printed into the 19th cent.
Estienne at English (WD) Of Explained: