Pappus of Alexandria
Overview
Works:  220 works in 635 publications in 9 languages and 3,826 library holdings 

Genres:  Commentaries 
Roles:  Author, Contributor, Commentator, Adapter, Editor, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, cnm, Other 
Classifications:  QA31, 516.2 
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Most widely held works about
Pappus
 Account of the life and writings of Robert Simson, M.D. : late professor of mathematics in the University of Glasgow. by William Trail( Book )
 Pappus, mathematicus en een beetje filosoof by Jaap Mansfeld( Book )
 Das Problem des Pappus von den Berührungen, durch die geometrischen Oerter aufgelöst und erweitert, nebst einer Reihe von Lehrsätzen und Aufgaben über Berührungen, Zur Beförderung des geometrischen Studiums in den mittleren und oberen Klassen der Gymnasien by Carl August Wilhelm Berkhan( Book )
 Pappus of Alexandria and the mathematics of late antiquity by S Cuomo( Book )
 Das Problem des Apollonius : nebst den Theorien per Potenzörter, Potenzpunkte, Aehnlichkeitspunkte, Aehnlichkeitsgeraden, Potenzkreise, Pole und Polaren im Sinne der neueren Geometrie für alle Lagen der gegebenen Kreise by Christian Hellwig( Book )
 [Pappi Alexandrini Conlectionis fragmentum] by Pappus( )
 Recherches nouvelles sur les porismes d'Euclide by Philippe Breton( Book )
 Pappus reborn : Pappus of Alexandria and the changing face of analysis and synthesis in late antiquity : a thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in History and Philosophy of Science in the University of Canterbury by Bronwyn Rideout( )
 Pappus of Alexandria on architectural studies by Glanville Downey( Book )
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Most widely held works by
Pappus
Apollonii Pergaei quae Graece exstant cum commentariis antiquis by
Apollonius(
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20 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book 7 of the Collection by
Pappus(
Book
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15 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commentaires de Pappus et de Théon d'Alexandrie sur l'Almageste by
Pappus(
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41 editions published between 1931 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
41 editions published between 1931 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The commentary of Pappus on book x of Euclid's Elements by
Pappus(
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23 editions published between 1930 and 1997 in English and Arabic and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
23 editions published between 1930 and 1997 in English and Arabic and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La collection mathématique by
Pappus(
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34 editions published between 1933 and 1982 in French and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
34 editions published between 1933 and 1982 in French and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apollonii Pergæi Conicorum libri quattuor by
Apollonius(
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25 editions published between 1566 and 1967 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
25 editions published between 1566 and 1967 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pappi Alexandrini Mathematicæ collectiones a Federico Commandino Vrbinate in latinum conuersæ, & commentarijs illustratæ.
In hac nostra editione ab innumeris, quibus scatebant mendis, et præcipu ̀in græco contextu diligenter vindicatæ et serenissimo
principi Leopoldo Gvlielmo archidvci Avstriae, &c. dictatæ by
Pappus(
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42 editions published between 1588 and 1660 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
42 editions published between 1588 and 1660 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apollonii Pergæi De sectione rationis libri duo : ex arabico msto latine versi by
Apollonius(
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10 editions published between 1706 and 1968 in Latin and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1706 and 1968 in Latin and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pappus of Alexandria : book 4 of the Collection by
Pappus(
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8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although not so well known today, Book 4 of Pappus{u2019} Collection is one of the most important and influential mathematical texts from antiquity, both because of its content and because of its impact on early modern mathematics after 1600. As a kind of textbook in anthology format, the mathematical vignettes form a portrait of mathematics during the Hellenistic "Golden Age", illustrating central problems {u2013} for example, it discusses all three of the famous ancient problems in geometry: squaring the circle; doubling the cube; and trisecting an angle {u2013} varying solution strategies, and the different mathematical styles within ancient geometry. This volume provides an English translation of Collection 4, in full, for the first time, including: a new edition of the Greek text, based on a fresh transcription from the main manuscript and offering an alternative to Hultsch{u2019}s standard edition; notes to facilitate understanding of the steps in the mathematical argument; a commentary highlighting aspects of the work that have so far been neglected, and supporting the reconstruction of a coherent plan and vision within the work; bibliographical references for further study. Historians of mathematics will find it useful for scholarly work on ancient geometry and its reception in the early modern era and it will also serve as a source book for exemplary arguments in ancient geometry. Pappus himself probably intended Collection 4 to be an introductory survey of the classical geometrical tradition {u2013} from the point of view of mathematical methods and strategies {u2013} for readers that had a basic training in elementary geometry (Elements I {u2013} VI). Likewise, this edition can be used as a textbook in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on the history of ancient geometry
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although not so well known today, Book 4 of Pappus{u2019} Collection is one of the most important and influential mathematical texts from antiquity, both because of its content and because of its impact on early modern mathematics after 1600. As a kind of textbook in anthology format, the mathematical vignettes form a portrait of mathematics during the Hellenistic "Golden Age", illustrating central problems {u2013} for example, it discusses all three of the famous ancient problems in geometry: squaring the circle; doubling the cube; and trisecting an angle {u2013} varying solution strategies, and the different mathematical styles within ancient geometry. This volume provides an English translation of Collection 4, in full, for the first time, including: a new edition of the Greek text, based on a fresh transcription from the main manuscript and offering an alternative to Hultsch{u2019}s standard edition; notes to facilitate understanding of the steps in the mathematical argument; a commentary highlighting aspects of the work that have so far been neglected, and supporting the reconstruction of a coherent plan and vision within the work; bibliographical references for further study. Historians of mathematics will find it useful for scholarly work on ancient geometry and its reception in the early modern era and it will also serve as a source book for exemplary arguments in ancient geometry. Pappus himself probably intended Collection 4 to be an introductory survey of the classical geometrical tradition {u2013} from the point of view of mathematical methods and strategies {u2013} for readers that had a basic training in elementary geometry (Elements I {u2013} VI). Likewise, this edition can be used as a textbook in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on the history of ancient geometry
Pappi Alexandrini collectionis quae supersunt by
Pappus(
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40 editions published between 1875 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
40 editions published between 1875 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apollonii Pergæi Conicorum libri octo : et Sereni Antissensis De sectione cylindri & coni libri duo by
Apollonius(
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10 editions published in 1710 in Latin and Greek, Ancient and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1710 in Latin and Greek, Ancient and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pappi Alexandrini Collectionis quae supersunt by
Pappus(
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3 editions published in 1965 in Latin and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1965 in Latin and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pappi Alexandrini collectionis quae supersunt by
Pappus(
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in Greek, Ancient and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in Greek, Ancient and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Sammlung des Pappus von Alexandrien siebentes und achtes Buch : Griechisch und Deutsch by
Pappus(
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11 editions published between 1871 and 1875 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published between 1871 and 1875 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aristarchi De magnitvdinibvs, et distantiis solis, et lvnae, liber by
Aristarchus(
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2 editions published in 1572 in Latin and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1572 in Latin and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apollonii De tactionibus quae supersunt, ac maxime lemmata Pappi in hos libros graece nunc primum edita e codicibus mscptis,
cum vietae librorum Apollonii restitutione adjectis observationibus, computationibus, ac problematis Apolloniani historia
a Joanne Guilielmo Camerer by
Apollonius(
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3 editions published in 1795 in Latin and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1795 in Latin and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a restoration of a proposition in Pappus by Charles Frederick Barnwell(
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1 edition published in 1832 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1832 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book 7 of the Collection by
Pappus(
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4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pappi Alexandrini Collectionis quae supersunt : e Libris manu scriptis editit, latina interpretatione et commentariis by
Pappus(
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in Latin and Greek, Ancient and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in Latin and Greek, Ancient and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apollonii Pergaei quae Graece exstant cum commentariis antiquis by
Apollonius(
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7 editions published in 1974 in Latin and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1974 in Latin and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Related Identities
 Apollonius of Perga Author
 Eutocius of Ascalon Commentator
 Heiberg, J. L. (Johan Ludvig) 18541928 Editor
 SefrinWeis, Heike Editor
 Hultsch, Fridericus (Friedrich Otto) 18331906 Translator Commentator for written text Editor Creator
 Commandino, Federico 15091575 Commentator Translator Adapter Author Contributor Editor
 Jones, Alexander Editor
 Junge, Gustav 1879 Other
 Thomson, William 1886 Other Editor
 Rome, Adolphe 1889 Other Author Editor
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French (62)
English (53)
Greek, Ancient (36)
German (22)
Arabic (5)
Greek, Modern (2)
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French (62)
English (53)
Greek, Ancient (36)
German (22)
Arabic (5)
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Multiple languages (1)
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