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lived in Alexandria around 175 BC;

Greek mathematician and astronomer.

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For editions, translations, and commentaries of Perì dṓdekaédrou kaì eikosaédrou cf. Euclides [3], Stoicheîa.


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Ἁναφορικός / Anaphorikós (Anaph.)

De ascensionibus

On the Rising of Stars (On Rising Times)

Calculation of the time it takes for the signs of the zodiac to r…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Hypsicles”, 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 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0115>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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