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Planudes Maximus

(pləno͞o`dēz măk`sĭməs) or

Maximus Planudes,

c.1260–c.1330, Byzantine scholar, an exceptionally learned monk. His edition of the Greek AnthologyGreek Anthology,
a collection of short epigrammatic poems representing Greek literature from the 7th cent. B.C. to the 10th cent. A.D. It contains more than 6,000 poems on a variety of subjects by some 320 authors.
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 was long the standard. His prose collection of Aesop's Fables is outstanding.
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Mezeriac, the life of Aesop was from the pen of Maximus Planudes, a monk of Constantinople, who was sent on an embassy to Venice by the Byzantine Emperor Andronicus the elder, and who wrote in the early part of the fourteenth century.
Maximus Planudes, a learned monk of Constantinople, made a collection of about a hundred and fifty of these fables.
The anthology ended up in two separate collections, the Anthologia Planudea put together in 1299 by Maximus Planudes, and the Anthologia Palatina published only in the nineteenth century.
They are by John of Sardis, the P-Scholia, by John Doxapatres, Rhetorica Marciana, by Maximus Planudes, and Matthew Camariotes' epitome of it.
The 16th book is made up of poems culled from another manuscript version of the Cephalas collection (the Planudean manuscript) and compiled by Maximus Planudes in 1301.