Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Archimedes of Syracuse
(742 words)

b. ca. 287 BC in Syracuse;

slain during the Roman capture of the city in 212 BC;

major Greek mathematician.

Works

Ten works on mathematics and mechanics are extant. Additional writings are known in fragments or in Arabic adaptations.

Manuscripts

The textual tradition is outlined by Johan Ludvig Heiberg in his complete edition (vol…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Archimedes of Syracuse”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0030>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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