Talk:Pappus of Alexandria

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use of the word flourished?[edit]

I'm not sure who is in charge of editing this article but the word flourished is used in odd places at least twice in the dating section. While the usage is not technically incorrect it reads awkwardly. A better choice would be was alive or lived but if you really like the word try a synonym for one of the instances. Thrived or prospered would be better choices. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 144.188.24.31 (talk) 14:17, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

fl for floruit, "flourished" is standard usage where a person's dates aren't known.--Wetman (talk) 16:50, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

The manuscript tradition[edit]

Whenever an ancient text has been ignored by contemporaries and has had little immediate effect on posterity, the survival of a manuscript (manuscripts?) is always of special interest. Not covered in this article yet, however.--Wetman (talk) 16:50, 18 October 2012 (UTC)