active around AD 250 in Alexandria;
Only his major work, the Arithmètiká, are preserved in large parts.
Treatise on number-theoretical and algebraic problems in 13 bks., of which six bks. are preserved in GK (Arithmet. gr.) and four more in Arab. (Arithmet. arab.)
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“Diophantus of Alexandria”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger.
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