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.
..... Click the link for more information. was long the standard. His prose collection of Aesop's Fables is outstanding.