**Pappus of Alexandria** — (Greek polytonic|Πάππος ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς) (c. 290 ndash; c. 350) was one of the last great Greek mathematicians of antiquity, known for his Synagoge or Collection (c. 340), and for Pappus s Theorem in projective geometry. Nothing is known of his… … Wikipedia

**Pappus of Alexandria** — ▪ Greek mathematician flourished AD 320 the most important mathematical author writing in Greek during the later Roman Empire, known for his Synagoge (“Collection”), a voluminous account of the most important work done in ancient Greek… … Universalium

**PAPPUS OF ALEXANDRIA** — a Greek geometer of the third or fourth century, author of Mathematical Collections, in eight books, of which the first and second have been lost … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

**Of Alexandria** — related to Alexandria of Alexandria Ammonius of Alexandria (3rd century AD), a Greek philosopher from Alexandria and one of the founders of Neoplatonism. Appian of Alexandria (c. 95 – c. 165), a Roman historian Athanasius of Alexandria (c. 293 –… … Wikipedia

**Menelaus of Alexandria** — (c. 70–140 CE) was a Greek[1] mathematician and astronomer, the first to recognize geodesics on a curved surface as natural analogs of straight lines. Contents 1 Life and Works 2 Bibliography … Wikipedia

**Heron of Alexandria** — or Hero of Alexandria flourished с. AD 62, Alexandria, Egypt Greek mathematician and inventor. He is remembered for his formula for the area of a triangle and for inventing the aeolipile, the first steam engine, which, in his design, was a… … Universalium

**Hero of Alexandria** — (c. ad 62) Greek mathematician and inventor Hero produced several written works on geometry, giving formulae for the areas and volumes of polygons and conics. His formula for the area of a triangle was contained in Metrica(Measurement), a work… … Scientists

**Library of Alexandria** — For the modern library, see Bibliotheca Alexandrina. This Latin inscription regarding Tiberius Claudius Balbilus of Rome (d. c. AD 79) mentions the ALEXANDRINA BYBLIOTHECE (line eight).. The Royal Library of Alexandria, or Ancient Library of… … Wikipedia

**Hero of Alexandria** — Heron Born c. 10 AD Residence … Wikipedia

**Theon of Alexandria** — Theon (Greek: Θέων, ca. 335 ca. 405 AD) was a Greek [Tihon, Anne, Theon of Alexandria and Ptolemy s Handy Tables , In Ancient Astronomy and Celestial Divination. Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology. Edited by N.M.… … Wikipedia