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)

AD means Anno Domini, that is after Christ. Pappus lived in the 4th century BC. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.84.185.145 (talk) 17:07, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Do you have any evidence such as a book or other document that you can refer to that states that Pappus lived in the fourth century BC?--Chewings72 (talk) 00:54, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Dates of Pppus[edit]

I searched with a wellknown search engine and found many dates.

www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/history/Biographies/Pappus.html

Pappus, of Alexandria, philosopher, lived about the time of the Emperor Theodosius the Elder [379 AD - 395 AD], when Theon the Philosopher, who wrote the ...

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Pappus-of-Alexandria

Pappus of Alexandria , (flourished ad 320), the most important mathematical author writing in Greek during the later Roman Empire, known for his Synagoge ...

www.math.tamu.edu/~dallen/masters/Greek/pappus.pdf

27 aug. 2000 - Pappus of Alexandria, (fl. c. 300-c. 350)Ç. 1 Introduction. Very little is known of Pappus' life. Moreover, very little is known of what his actual ...

https://www.cs.cas.cz/portal/AlgoMath/Biographies/Pappus.htm

Pappus of Alexandria (290 - 350), was a Hellenized Egyptian born in Alexandria. ... Pappus summarized and enlarged all of Greek mathematics in his work ...

www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Pappus.htm

Pappus (or Pappos) of Alexandria (Πάππος ο Αλεξανδρεύς) (about 290-350) AD is the author of Μαθηματική Συναγωγή, or shortly Συναγωγή (Synagoge) ...


Take your pick!

Seniorsag (talk) 14:25, 14 May 2017 (UTC)