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

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Pappus of Alexandria
(244 words)

active in the first half of the 4th cent. AD in Alexandria;

Greek mathematician.

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Synagògḗ, the most important of his works, is largely extant. Some has been transmitted in Arabic. This collection is of great value for the history of Greek mathematics, because it reports on the results of other works since lost.

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Landfester, Manfred, “Pappus of Alexandria”, 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 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0161>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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