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APOLLONIUS OF PERGA'S ON CONICS: BOOK EIGHT RESTORED OR THE BOOK ON DETERMINATE PROBLEMS CONJECTURED Halley to Aldrich, S. P.73 When I had set out to publish the [Conics] of Apollonius, it disturbed us not to a small degree that in the ...

Author: Michael N. Fried

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461401461

Category: Mathematics

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Apollonius’s Conics was one of the greatest works of advanced mathematics in antiquity. The work comprised eight books, of which four have come down to us in their original Greek and three in Arabic. By the time the Arabic translations were produced, the eighth book had already been lost. In 1710, Edmond Halley, then Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford, produced an edition of the Greek text of the Conics of Books I-IV, a translation into Latin from the Arabic versions of Books V-VII, and a reconstruction of Book VIII. The present work provides the first complete English translation of Halley’s reconstruction of Book VIII with supplementary notes on the text. It also contains 1) an introduction discussing aspects of Apollonius’s Conics 2) an investigation of Edmond Halley's understanding of the nature of his venture into ancient mathematics, and 3) an appendices giving a brief account of Apollonius’s approach to conic sections and his mathematical techniques. This book will be of interest to students and researchers interested in the history of ancient Greek mathematics and mathematics in the early modern period.
2011-09-03 By Michael N. Fried

With the publication of this book I discharge a debt which our era has long owed to the memory of a great mathematician of antiquity: to pub lish the /llost books" of the Conics of Apollonius in the form which is the closest we have to the ...

Author: Gerald J. Toomer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461389859

Category: Mathematics

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With the publication of this book I discharge a debt which our era has long owed to the memory of a great mathematician of antiquity: to pub lish the /llost books" of the Conics of Apollonius in the form which is the closest we have to the original, the Arabic version of the Banu Musil. Un til now this has been accessible only in Halley's Latin translation of 1710 (and translations into other languages entirely dependent on that). While I yield to none in my admiration for Halley's edition of the Conics, it is far from satisfying the requirements of modern scholarship. In particular, it does not contain the Arabic text. I hope that the present edition will not only remedy those deficiencies, but will also serve as a foundation for the study of the influence of the Conics in the medieval Islamic world. I acknowledge with gratitude the help of a number of institutions and people. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, by the award of one of its Fellowships for 1985-86, enabled me to devote an unbroken year to this project, and to consult essential material in the Bodleian Li brary, Oxford, and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. Corpus Christi Col lege, Cambridge, appointed me to a Visiting Fellowship in Trinity Term, 1988, which allowed me to make good use of the rich resources of both the University Library, Cambridge, and the Bodleian Library.
2012-12-06 By Gerald J. Toomer

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ISBN: OCLC:434775698

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examining the treatise written by Apollonius about the comparison between the dodecahedron and the icosahedron ... And I myself, later, fell in with another book published by Apollonius, containing a demonstration relating to the ...

Author: Thomas L. Heath

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107480421

Category: History

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First published in 1926, this book contains the first volume of a three-volume English translation of the thirteen books of Euclid's Elements.
2015-02-12 By Thomas L. Heath

Jason and the Golden Fleece ( The Argonautica ) ( Oxford 1993 , paperback 1995 ) P. Green , The Argonautika by Apollonios Rhodios ( Berkeley 1997 ) . ( i ) Many of the issues raised in this book may be pursued further in R. Hunter ...

Author: Apollonius Rhodius

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521312361

Category: History

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The Argonautica of Apollonius of Rhodes, composed in the third century BC and the only extant Greek epic between Homer and the later Roman empire, tells of Jason's successful expedition with the Argonauts to recover the Golden Fleece from Colchis on the Black Sea. Book III relates the story of Jason and Medea, a young Colchian princess who falls in love with Jason and helps him by magic to survive the ordeals imposed by her father. The description of Medea's emotional suffering exercised a profound influence on subsequent writers and especially on Virgil in his account of Dido and Aeneas. Dr Hunter's edition provides a full introduction to the poem and its poet, an up-to-date text of Book III and a full commentary which covers problems of language and translation as well as dealing with the poetic meaning of the work and Apollonius' creative use of the Homeric heritage. It is the first full-scale treatment in English of Book III to be written in the modern period of renewed interest in Hellenistic poetry. This edition makes Argonautica III available to students of Greek at university and in the upper forms of schools, but scholars of Greek and Latin, especially those interested in Hellenistic literature and in epic, will also find it valuable.
1989-06 By Apollonius Rhodius

Equally remarkable are the Arabian accounts of the relation of Euclid and Apollonius". ... (According to another version Euclid composed the 13 books out of commentaries which he had published on two books of Apollonius on conics and ...

Author: Euclid

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486600888

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1956 By Euclid

"The Book of Apollonius " was first published in 1936.

Author: Raymond L. Grismer

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ISBN: 1258002078

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"The Book of Apollonius " was first published in 1936. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. No other English translation of this famous thirteenth-century Spanish narrative poem is available, in either poetry or prose. The present translators have put it into a form that reproduces most faithfully the quaint and naive quality of the original "Libro de Apolonio," the story of which appears in Book Eight of John Gower's "Confessio Amantis "and in Shakespeare's "Pericles." The reader who is not a specialist in medieval or Spanish literature will find here a lush uncensored tale of mad adventure. If he will give himself up to the spell of its child-like spirit, he will find himself led on through such "faery lands forlorn" as the untrammeled imagination has immemorially loved to create. The story parades before him storms, shipwrecks, kidnappings, pirates, supposed deaths, miraculous escapes and survivals. Beginning in a theme that runs through dramatic literature from "Oedipus Rex " through "The Cenci " to "The Barretts of Wimpole Street," the plot reveals the misfortunes that furiously pursue Apollonius, king of Tyre, after he tries to woo the daughter of King Antiochus away from her father. Forced to flee for his life, Apollonius plunges from adventure to adventure, until incredible reunions and transports of joy bring the tale to a conventional happy ending. The translators' Introduction gives an account of the use of the Apollonius material in Old French, Provencal, Anglo-Saxon, German, and other literatures, as well as tracing the history of the poem from its source in a lost Greek romance.
2011-04 By Raymond L. Grismer

(Apollonius and Eugene) (SS) {4–deleted} 23 July ? They were listed as Roman martyrs, the former being tied up and used as an archery target and the latter beheaded. Apollonius of Sardis (Apollonius and Leontius) (SS) {4–deleted} 19 ...

Author: Basil Watkins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567664150

Category: Religion

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Now fully revised and updated The Book of Saints is a comprehensive biographical dictionary of saints canonised by the Roman Catholic Church. It contains the names of over 10,000 saints, including all modern ones, with significant information about their lives and achievements. Each section begins with an illustration of a particular saint, and the volume includes a list of national martyrs, a bibliography, and a helpful glossary. Produced by the Benedictine monks of St. Augustine's Abbey, Chilworth (formerly Ramsgate) this classic resource is now in its 8th edition, and is fully revised to include all the saints canonised in the last ten years, including Pope St John Paul II and Blessed Paul VI.
2015-11-19 By Basil Watkins

Apollonius, as Giannini notes, is rather conscientious about citing his sources; if our passage in §31 came from Bolus we would have to ... But this means that Bolus gave a book number and Apollonius, even though he includes book ...

Author: Robert Sharples

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004320864

Category: Philosophy

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The first of the projected volumes of commentary to accompany the texts and translations in Theophrastus of Eresus: Sources for his Life, Writings, Thought and Influence, edited by W.W. Fortenbaugh and others ("FHSG"; Leiden, Brill, 1992).
1994-11-01 By Robert Sharples