Diophantus of Alexandria
(289 words)

active around AD 250 in Alexandria;

Greek mathematician.

Works

Only his major work, the Arithmètiká, are preserved in large parts.

Works

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Ἀριθµητικά/Arithmētiká (Arithmet.)

Arithmetica

Arithmetic Problems

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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Cite this page
Landfester, Manfred, “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. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0080>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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