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"This volume, and the overall project it launches, is a most welcome addition to the scholarship on Hellenistic mathematics and the mathematical sciences." Nathan Sidoli, University of Toronto"...this work is an important, interesting, and very welcome contribution to the field of ancient mathematics." Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Overview
The works translated here—the two books On the Sphere and Cylinder—were a source of great pride for Archimedes, the greatest scientist of antiquity. Accompanying this translation is the first scientific edition of the diagrams, which incorporates new information from the recently discovered Archimedes Palimpsest. The volume also includes the first English translation of Eutocius's commentary. Reviel Netz's commentary analyzes Archimedes's work from contemporary research perspectives such as scientific style and ...