### Pappus of Alexandria

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- tlg2032

- CITE id:
- urn:cite:perseus:author.1034
- Tlg id:
- tlg2032
- Alt id:
- LCCN n 85143766

LCCN n 85184012
- Name:
- Pappus of Alexandria
- Abbr:
- Papp.
- Alt names:
- Πάππος, Ἀλεξανδρεύς

Pappus, Alexandrinus

Pappus Alexandrinus

Pappus, d'Alessandria

Pappos, z Alexandrie

Pappus of Alexandria

Pappus, d'Alexandrie

Pappos, von Alexandria

Pappo, di Alessandria

パップス

Pappus, z Aleksandrii

Pappus, de Alexandria

Pappus, de Alejandría

Pappus, Mathematicus

Papp.
- Field of activity:
- Mathematician

Geometer
- Notes:
- TLG Canon of Greek Authors and Works, Third Edition, pg. 294

Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol 3,
1867, p. 119-120: "Pappus of Alexandria, the name of one of the later Greek geometers, of whom
we know absolutely nothing, besides his works, except the fact that Suidas states him to have
lived under Theodosius (A.D. 379-395)....

Brill's New Pauly: "Pappus of Alexandria, eminent Greek mathemetician.
Based on his calculation of a partial solar eclipse for the year AD 320, it is assumed that P.
lived in the first half of the 4th cent.. The most important surviving work is the
Συναγωγή/Synagōgḗ, customarily cited as the Collectio .... The Greek tradition of the
Collectio can be traced back to a 10th-century MS (Vatic. gr. 218).... The Arabic world was
familiar with his commentary on book 10 of Euclid (translated by Abū Uṯmān al-Dimašqī), on
Ptolemy's Planisphaerium (translated by Ṯābit ibn Qurra) and his 'Introduction to
Mechanics'.... His commentary on book 10 of Euclid's Elements was probably translated by
Gerard of Cremona from Arabic into Latin in the 12th cent.

only the beginning survives..."
Folkerts, Menso (München). "Pappus of Alexandria." Brill's New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited
by: Hubert Cancik and Helmuth Schneider . Brill, 2010. Brill Online. Tufts University Library.
23 June 2010.

Aristarchus, of Samos. Aristarchi Samii De magnitudinibus &
distantis solis & lunae, 1688: t.p. (...Pappi Alexandrini...)

Encyc. Brit., 15th ed., 1985 (Pappus of Alexandria

fl. ca. A.D. 320

the last great Greek geometer)

Der kleine Pauly (Pappos von Alexandreia

allegedly a contemp. of
Theodosius I)

Lex. der alten Welt (Pappos von Alexandria

mathematician of ca. 300
A.D.

nothing is known about his life)
- Author info:
- Wikipedia
- Worldcat Identities
- Smith's Dictionary
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