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Headword: Θέων
Adler number: theta,205
Translated headword: Theon, Theo
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The man from the Mouseion,[1] an Egyptian, a philosopher, a contemporary of Pappos the philosopher who was also an Alexandrian.[2] Both of them happened to live during the reign of the elder Theodosius. He wrote works on mathematics and arithmetic, On Signs and Observation of Birds and the Sound of Crows, On the Rising of the Dog[-Star], On the Inundation of the Nile, [a commentary] on Ptolemy's Handy Table, and a commentary on the small astrolabe.[3]
Greek Original:
Θέων, ὁ ἐκ τοῦ Μουσείου, Αἰγύπτιος, φιλόσοφος, σύγχρονος δὲ Πάππῳ τῷ φιλοσόφῳ, καὶ αὐτῷ Ἀλεξανδρεῖ. ἐτύγχανον δὲ ἀμφότεροι ἐπὶ Θεοδοσίου βασιλέως τοῦ πρεσβυτέρου. ἔγραψε μαθηματικά, ἀριθμητικά, Περὶ σημείων καὶ σκοπῆς ὀρνέων καὶ τῆς κοράκων φωνῆς, Περὶ τῆς τοῦ κυνὸς ἐπιτολῆς, Περὶ τῆς τοῦ Νείλου ἀναβάσεως, Εἰς τὸν Πτολεμαίου πρόχειρον κανόνα, καὶ Εἰς τὸν μικρὸν ἀστρόλαβον ὑπόμνημα.
Notes:
C4 CE. See generally OCD(4) s.v. Theon(4); FGrH 651. For his daughter Hypatia see upsilon 166.
[1] In Alexandria (Strabo 17.1.8).
[2] Pappos: pi 265.
[3] i.e. a larger and a smaller commentary on the same work.
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; mathematics; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 May 2006@06:44:23.
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Catharine Roth (set status) on 4 May 2006@01:04:43.
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