John Price (classical scholar)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
A contemporary engraving of John Price by Wenceslas Hollar

John Price (Pricaeus) (c.1602–1676) was an English classical scholar, publisher and collector of books. He was a Roman Catholic who described himself as ‘Anglo-Britannus’.[1]

In 1635, in Paris, he published the Apologia of Apuleius.[1]

From 1652 the Medicis employed him as their "keeper of coins". He was also appointed professor of Greek at Pisa.[1]

In 1661 he moved, under patronage of Cardinal Francesco Barberini, to Rome where he died in 1676.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Michael H. Crawford, ‘Price, John (c1602?–1676)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004;