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[I 1] Greek mathematician and astronomer, 2nd/1st cent. BC

Greek mathematician and astronomer.

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I. Life and works

According to Str. 12,4,9, T. was one of the most important men in Bithynia; the birthplace Tripoli given in the Suda (s. v. Θ.) may relate to another T. As Strabo also names T.’ sons as important mathematicians, T. must belong in the 2nd half of the 2nd cent. BC, or, at the latest, the 1st ha…

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Folkerts, Menso (Munich), Frede, Michael (Oxford), Matthaios, Stephanos (Cologne), Berger, Albrecht (Berlin), Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) and Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), “Theodosius”, 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 16 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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