Talk:Kosmas Balanos

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Ali Pasha[edit]

The source that he didn't just accusem him, but that he denounced him to Ali Pasha and that Psalidas prevailed in the dispute.--— ZjarriRrethues — talk 22:40, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Btw the Psalidas-related events are after 1799, so they should the last part of the section.(done). There were some minor grammar issues, which I corrected so this should go to DYK.--— ZjarriRrethues — talk 22:42, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
Btw isn't the correct full name Kosmas Balanos Vasilopoulos?--— ZjarriRrethues — talk 22:50, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
Yes, it is, I've checked his signature (Κοσμάς Μπαλάνου Βασιλόπουλου).Alexikoua (talk) 23:02, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
On the frontpage of Antipelargisis his first name isn't mentioned at all[1], although it's used in the bio.--— ZjarriRrethues — talk 23:15, 18 June 2011 (UTC)


The cited work states:

In the same year the son of Balanos Vassilopoulos, who claimed to have solved the famous problem of the duplication of the cube presented his book Antipelargises47 [sic] in which the author also describes his attempts to gain support for his solution amongst the international community of mathematicians, in particular Euler and the members of the St Petersburg Academy.48

I believe this means it was the father Balanos Vasilopoulos who claimed to have solved the problem and who sought Euler's support. The son Kosmas opposed the father's theory. See also Michael Lambrou. This seems clear-cut so I have changed the text accordingly.

Also, this article gives "Vienna, 1816" for the posthumous publication of Οδός Μαθηματική (Mathematical Processes), but the article Balanos Vasilopoulos has a citation for its publication in 1749. As "Vienna, 1816" corresponds to the publication of Kosmas' Antipelargesis, I have removed the line for Οδός Μαθηματική. - Fayenatic (talk) 19:41, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Indeed, the hook was based on a mis-reading of the source, actually 'in his work Antipelargisis K. Balanos rejected his father's claims that he solved the dblcation of the cube.' About his notability, wp:academic might be problematic here (maybe because he was a very conservative scholar), but the general notability criteria are met (wide coverage from various independent sources as an influencial personality during his era). Alexikoua (talk) 23:07, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, I have removed the Notability tag now. - Fayenatic (talk) 08:30, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Book translation[edit]

I added a rough book translation, if it makes sense, perhaps another editor could remove this page from the articles for translation page. (I'm not bold enough to do it myself.)Egregiouslizard talk 03:38, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. I've tidied up the presentation and updated the note at WP:PNT -- it seems desirable for it to be checked. - Fayenatic (talk) 18:51, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

I think it worked, someone added a much-better sounding one! =) Egregiouslizard talk 04:18, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Great, I're removed it from the list now. Thanks also to user:AndreasJS. Fayenatic (talk) 11:24, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

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