Alexandria from 200 BC to 500 AD

  • W. S. Anglin
  • J. Lambek
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


In this chapter we discuss the more important mathematicians who worked in Alexandria after 200 BC:
  • ● Hipparchus of Nicea, born about 180 BC,

  • ● Heron of Alexandria, about 60 AD,

  • ● Menelaus of Alexandria, about 100 AD,

  • ● Ptolemy of Alexandria, died in 168 AD,

  • ● Diophantus, about 250 AD,

  • ● Pappus, about 320 AD.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. S. Anglin
    • 1
  • J. Lambek
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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