Apollonios of Perge

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Abstract

Apollonios of Perge, along with Euclid and Archimedes, was one of the greatest mathematicians of the Hellenistic period. The work for which he is best known is his Conics in Eight Books. Even in the ancient period, this was a celebrated work and was the reason Apollonios came to be known as the “great geometer.” Most of his other works seem to have been geometrical in character, but there are some which may have been of a more general nature, and there is a reference to work he may have done in astronomy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of Ancient History
PublisherWiley Online Library
Pages1-2
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781444338386
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

Keywords

  • ancient Greek
  • Hellenistic Period
  • history of science
  • medicine and technology
  • intellectual history

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