### Hypsicles of Alexandria

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- Name:
- Hypsicles of Alexandria
- Abbr:
- Hypsicl.
- Alt names:
- Hypsicles, di Alessandria

Ὑψικλῆς

Hypsicles, Alexandrini

Hipsicles, a Alexandria

Hypsiclès, d'Alexandrie

Hypsikles, Astronom

Hypsikles, Mathematiker

Hypsikles, von Alexandreia

Hypsikles

Ipsicle, Astronomo

Ipsicle, Matematico

Ipsicle, di Alessandria

Hypsicles, Astronomus

Hypsicl.
- Field of activity:
- Astronomer

Mathemetician
- Notes:
- Elementa geometria, 1482 (name not given)

RLIN, 4/30/96 (hdg.: Hypsicles

Hypsicles, of Alexandria

usage: ... Hypsiclis Alexandrini)

Dict. of scientific biog. (Hypsicles, of Alexandria

fl. Alexandria, first half of 2nd cent. B.C.

mathematician

astronomer

regarded by many as the author of Book XIV of Euclid's Elements)

Prominent scientists, c1994 (Hypsicles, of Alexandria)

TLG Canon of Greek Authors and Works, Third Edition,

Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol , 1867, p. 1:

Brill's New Pauly: "Hypsicles, Hellenistic mathematician and astronomer. From the introduction to book 14
of Euclid's ‘Elements’ written by him, it follows that H. lived in Alexandria around 175 BC.,....It is attested by MSS that he composed what later was added as book
14 to the ‘Elements’ of Euclides [3] (ed. [1]). Like bk. 13 it deals with the inscribing of regular bodies into a sphere and was thought of as an explanation to a
lost work of Apollonius [13] about dodecahedra and icosahedra. H. shows that the planes that form an icosahedron and dodecahedron inscribed into the same sphere are
circumscribed by the same circle. He further proves that surfaces and volumes of dodecahedron and icosahedron relate to each other like the edge of the cube inscribed
in the same sphere does to the edge of the icosahedron. The supposition - based on Arabic tradition - that H. also contributed to the so-called bk.
15 of the ‘Elements’ is unlikely....". Folkerts, Menso (Munich). "Hypsicles." Brill's New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and

Helmuth Schneider .
Brill, 2011. Brill Online. Tufts University Library. 02 March 2011
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##### Hypsiclis liber sive elementorum liber xiv qui fertur