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Diophantus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Mathematics.

Of Alexandria (date uncertain, between 150 bc and ad 280), mathematician, wrote an algebraic work on indeterminate equations, Arithmētika, in thirteen books, of which six survive in Greek...

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measure

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Mathematics.

1 A quantity ascertained or ascertainable by measurement.

2 A number assigned to a property of an entity according to well-defined rules, so as to...

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Menelaus

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics — Classical Studies.

(RE 16),

of Alexandria (1) (fl. ad 95–8), mathematician and astronomer, made astronomical observations at Rome in 98 (Ptolemaeus mathematicus Almagest 7. 3), and was known to...

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