Pappus of Alexandria

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Pappus of Alexandria
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Πάππος, Ἀλεξανδρεύς
Pappus, Alexandrinus
Pappus Alexandrinus
Pappus, d'Alessandria
Pappos, z Alexandrie
Pappus of Alexandria
Pappus, d'Alexandrie
Pappos, von Alexandria
Pappo, di Alessandria‏
Pappus, z Aleksandrii
Pappus, de Alexandria
Pappus, de Alejandría‏
Pappus, Mathematicus
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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)
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