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  • proper n. A Greek mathematician who first developed algebra

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  • n. Greek mathematician who was the first to try to develop an algebraic notation (3rd century)


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  • But contrary to popular myth, algebra was not an Islamic invention - its rules actually go back to the Greek mathematician Diophantus.

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  • Amaranthus, the philosopher, met Hermocles, Diophantus and Philolaus, his companions, one day busily discoursing about Epicurus and

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  • The report also implicated the fathers of algebra, namely the Greek mathematician Diophantus and Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī, a "terrorist name, if I ever heard one," according to Inhoff.

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  • I could also tell you lots about Diophantus, who is believed to have lived around 250AD.

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  • The Arabic “al-jabr” became the Latin “algebra,” the name given to the branch of mathematics Diophantus had founded.

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  • Some scholars have dated Thymaridas to the time of Plato or before, but others argue that the terminology assigned to him cannot be earlier than Plato and shows connections to Diophantus in the third century AD (see Burkert 1972a, 442, n. 92 for a summary of the scholarship).


  • Amongst these, Aristides was condemned of bribery, upon the accusation of Diophantus of Amphitrope, for taking money from the Ionians when he was collector of the tribute; and being unable to pay the fine, which was fifty minae, sailed to

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  • A pity, sighed Caesar, that Lucullus and Marcus Cotta would not hear this news soon enough; the two legions which belonged to Cilicia were already on their way by sea to Pergamum at the command of Lucullus, which left Cilicia unprotected against an invasion by Diophantus.

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  • So there was nothing to do there except hope that events contrived to slow Diophantus down; he would meet little opposition in Cappadocia, thanks to King Tigranes.

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