Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Subscribe now for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

SERENUS D'ANTINOË DANS LA TRADITION GRÉCO-ARABE DES CONIQUES

SERENUS D'ANTINOË DANS LA TRADITION GRÉCO-ARABE DES CONIQUES AbstractMainly based on the study of a hitherto neglected epigraphic document from Antinoë, the present article aims at showing that the geometer Serenus – the author of two treatises On the Section of a Cylinder and On the Section of a Cone – lived at the beginning of the 3rdcentury AD. On the ground of a renewed study of various elements taken both from the treatises and the indirect tradition, it also suggests that Serenus must be placed among a scientific tradition closely linking geometry of conics and catoptrics that can be traced back to the works of Conon of Samos and Pythion of Thasos. This hypothesis raises the problem of the nature of his alleged Platonism, which is examined in relation to Menaechmus' heterodox constructivism. Finally, the study of an element in the Arabic transmission of the treatise on Conics by Apollonius enables us to clarify some point regarding the textual tradition of the treatises On the Section of a Cylinder and On the Section of a Cone. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Arabic Sciences and Philosophy Cambridge University Press

SERENUS D'ANTINOË DANS LA TRADITION GRÉCO-ARABE DES CONIQUES

Arabic Sciences and Philosophy , Volume 24 (2): 29 – Aug 5, 2014

Loading next page...
 
/lp/cambridge-university-press/serenus-d-apos-antino-dans-la-tradition-gr-co-arabe-des-coniques-WkPP0m94pZ

References (39)

Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2014 
ISSN
1474-0524
eISSN
0957-4239
DOI
10.1017/S0957423914000010
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

AbstractMainly based on the study of a hitherto neglected epigraphic document from Antinoë, the present article aims at showing that the geometer Serenus – the author of two treatises On the Section of a Cylinder and On the Section of a Cone – lived at the beginning of the 3rdcentury AD. On the ground of a renewed study of various elements taken both from the treatises and the indirect tradition, it also suggests that Serenus must be placed among a scientific tradition closely linking geometry of conics and catoptrics that can be traced back to the works of Conon of Samos and Pythion of Thasos. This hypothesis raises the problem of the nature of his alleged Platonism, which is examined in relation to Menaechmus' heterodox constructivism. Finally, the study of an element in the Arabic transmission of the treatise on Conics by Apollonius enables us to clarify some point regarding the textual tradition of the treatises On the Section of a Cylinder and On the Section of a Cone.

Journal

Arabic Sciences and PhilosophyCambridge University Press

Published: Aug 5, 2014

There are no references for this article.