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Pappus

Πάππος). A geometrician of Alexandria who flourished in the fourth century A.D. A treatise of his on mathematical collections (Μαθηματικῶν Συναγωγῶν βιβλία) is still in existence, and has been edited by Hultsch (Berlin, 1875-78). It was originally in eight books, but the first and part of the second are lost. The work was intended to be a synopsis of Greek mathematics. See Ball's Short History of Mathematics, pp. 92-93 (London, 1888).

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