Euclid's Phaenomena: A Translation and Study of a Hellenistic Treatise in Spherical Astronomy

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The first modern English translation of Euclid's pioneering application of spherical geometry to astronomy. Though the 4th- century BC Greek treatise was soon superseded by better astronomy, it continued to be transmitted through the Islamic and Latin Middle Ages into the Renaissance as an introduction to the geometry of circular arcs of the sphere and to the problem of the rising time of ecliptic arcs. Supported by introductory chapters and Greek and English glossaries (without pronunciation) and indices. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 1
The purpose and strategy of the Phaenomena 1
Pre-Euclidean works on the subject of the Phaenomena 6
The integrity and authenticity of the Phaenomena 8
History of the text 13
2 Euclid's Presuppositions 19
Mathematical presuppositions 19
Astronomical presuppositions 28
Geographical presuppositions 31
3 Notes on the Translation 33
The Greek text 33
Other translations 33
General remarks 34
Technical remarks 35
The figures 37
Sigla 39
Euclid's Phaenomena 43
English Glossary 115
Greek Glossary 120
Bibliography 122
Index of Names 126
Index of Subjects 128
Index of Subjects (Greek) 132
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