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Pappus of Alexandria
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(Πάππος Ἀλεξανδρεύς; Páppos Alexandreús).

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I. Life

Eminent Greek mathematician. 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. (on this and on erroneous dating in the Suda see [2. 2-4]).

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II. Works

The most important surviving work is the Συναγωγή/Synagōgḗ, customarily cited as the Collectio (ed. [1], French translation [3], edition and English translation of book 7 …

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Folkerts, Menso (Munich), “Pappus of Alexandria”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e907300>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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