Greek books

by Juan José Marcos
Professor of classical languages.
Plasencia. Spain. January 2024.

   Those readers interested in reading a true treatise on Greek Paleography can find useful my book entitled "PALEOGRAFÍA GRIEGA: Manual ilustrado" (in Spanish), 550 pages containing more than 100 images of Greek manuscripts from the 4th century B.C. until the 16th A.D., published by KDP AMAZON, December 2018.


   Illustrated Manual of Greek Paleography” follows the history and development of Greek handwriting and their role in the history of the manuscript book and civilization.
   The book explores every major development in the design of Greek lettering and includes some lesser-known types. The material is divided into sections by historical period for easy reference.
   The text of the book provides an excellent historical background to the study of Greek alphabet.

Illustrated Manual of Greek Paleography" stands a step above other books on the history of Greek handwriting because of the number of its reproductions -some of them extremely rare- and its straightforward and clear exposition.
   This work, profusely illustrated, not only addresses the Hellenic scholar, but also the modern writer, typographer, historian, graphic designer, printer, publisher and font developer.



    Click on the following link to view online or right-click on the link and choose in the popup-menu the option Save target as to download a PDF document (260 pages, 11 MB) which contains wide excerpts of the book.  This is a large file; therefore, please be patient!


Method of publication

This book is printed via "Print On Demand" (POD) by KDP AMAZON; it is printed in United States, United Kingdom and continental Europe (it depends on through what channel it is ordered). The characteristics of POD are well known: the book is immediately produced (printed, bound and sent within some hours) as soon as the buyer orders it. Obviously, the number of days needed to reach its destiny will depend on the country to which the purchaser wants it to be sent and the chosen shipping option (urgent post, normal post, etc.).

Price and distribution

The range of channels through which a POD company can distribute a book is the result of the combination of several factors (industry standard trim or personal trim, property of the ISBN by the author or by the printer, etc.). In this case, the book can be purchased either
directly from the printer itself (KDP AMAZON) or other booksellers.
Buying a book through Amazon or Barnes & Noble is nothing unusual nowadays, and I do not believe that this would pose any difficulty to anybody.

The price is 29 US Dollars, and in the sites of continental Europe it is around 26 €.

While the price in American Dollars and in British Pounds seems to be kept without changes by the British and American sites of Amazon, I have observed that the Amazon sites of continental Europe have set different prices; I have no control on this. The prices mentioned above are the prices I suggest to KDP AMAZON, but the different sites of Amazon (each Amazon national site has absolute independence in this respect) can either keep it as I suggest or put it higher or lower.

If you wish to acquire this book in electronic format (available in PDF), please contact the author for details and price.


   The author of Illustrated manual of GREEK PALEOGRAPHY is Juan-José Marcos García born in Salamanca (Spain) in 1963. He has a degree in Classical Philology and  Linguistics (PhD), University of Salamanca (1981-1986), and is professor of classical languages. He is currently teaching Latin and ancient Greek in Plasencia (Cáceres, Spain).
   Juan-José Marcos is a font developer too. He has created the ALPHABETUM Unicode font for ancient scripts and other digital typefaces for Latin and Greek palaeography

If you have queries, suggestions, comments or doubts, please send emails to:
Juan-José Marcos
Plasencia (Cáceres) Spain.

This page last updated on January 2024