Calliergus, Zacharias

, a native of Crete, became a very eminent Greek printer about the end of the fifteenth century, which business he carried on first at Venice, and afterwards at Rome. He had a principal concern in the compilation as well as printing of the “Etymologicuru magnum,” printed at Venice in 1499, and printed in the same year Simplicius’s Commentary on Aristotle’s categories. His edition of Pindar, with Greek scholia collected by himself, appeared at Rome in 1515, 4to, and was the first Greek book printed in that city. He also printed, which is thought to be the second Greek book executed at Rome, an edition of Theocritus, 1516, 8vo. Reiske considers it among the most accurate and complete of the early editions of Theocritus, and it was the first with the scholia. It is now both scarce and dear. An edition of Piuivorinus’s Lexicon was also published by Calliergus, at Rome, 1523. Of the personal history of this learned and ingenious printer we have no account. Erasmus calls him "juvenis exunie doctus,' and Gyraldus speaks of him as having been of a family of some rank. 2


Hodius de Græcis illustribus.—Fabric. Bibl. Græc.—Dibdin’s Classics.— Saxii Onomast.