Archimedes Opera Omnia 3 Volume Set

Archimedes Opera Omnia 3 Volume Set

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Published in 1880-1, this three-volume edition of the extant works of the Greek mathematician Archimedes of Syracuse (c.287-c.212 BCE) was edited by the Danish philologist and historian Johan Ludvig Heiberg (1854-1928), whose Quaestiones Archimedeae (1879) is also reissued in this series. He compiled this edition from a Florentine codex, which he compared with

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Published in 1880-1, this three-volume edition of the extant works of the Greek mathematician Archimedes of Syracuse (c.287-c.212 BCE) was edited by the Danish philologist and historian Johan Ludvig Heiberg (1854-1928), whose Quaestiones Archimedeae (1879) is also reissued in this series. He compiled this edition from a Florentine codex, which he compared with other extant sources. Volume 1 contains On the Sphere and the Cylinder (in two books), On the Measurement of a Circle and On Conoids and Spheroids. Volume 2 contains On Spirals, On the Equilibrium of Planes, The Sand Reckoner, The Quadrature of the Parabola, On Floating Bodies, the Liber Assumptorum (now thought to be apocryphal), the cattle problem and fragments. Volume 3 contains the editor's own Latin prolegomena, the commentaries on Archimedes by Eutocius of Ascalon (c.480-c.540) and indexes. The texts are given in Greek with parallel Latin translation, notes and introductory material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108062589
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/18/2013
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Classics Series
Pages:
1620
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.13(d)

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