- Metrodorus (grammarian)
Nothing is known about the life of Metrodorus. The time he lived is not certain: he may have lived as early as the 3rd-century AD, but it is more likely that he lived in the time of the emperors Anastasius I and Justin I, in the early 6th-century.
His name occurs in connection with 45 mathematical epigrams which are to be found in book 14 of the Greek Anthology. Although he may have authored some of the epigrams, it is generally accepted that he collected most of them, and some of them may pre-date the 5th-century BC. Many of the epigrams lead to simple equations, and they are of the same type as those found in the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus (17th-century BC). Among the problems Metrodorus collected are:
- Twenty-three simple equations with one unknown, one of which is the famous epigram which reveals the age of Diophantus
- Twelve are easy simultaneous equations with two unknowns.
- One gives a simultaneous equation with three unknowns.
- Six are problems about filling and emptying vessels by pipes.
- ^ a b Henrietta Midonick, (1965), The Treasury of Mathematics, Volume 2, pages 51–2. Penguin Books.
- ^ Greek Anthology, xiv. 1–4, 6–7, 11–13, 48–51, 116–147
- ^ a b Sir Thomas Little Heath, (1921), A history of Greek mathematics, Volume 2, From Aristarchus to Diophantus, pages 441–3. Oxford
- ^ Greek Anthology, xiv. 126
- ^ Greek Anthology, xiv. 51
Greek mathematics MathematiciansAnaxagoras · Anthemius · Archytas · Aristaeus the Elder · Aristarchus · Apollonius · Archimedes · Autolycus · Bion · Boethius · Bryson · Callippus · Carpus · Chrysippus · Cleomedes · Conon · Ctesibius · Democritus · Dicaearchus · Diocles · Diophantus · Dinostratus · Dionysodorus · Domninus · Eratosthenes · Eudemus · Euclid · Eudoxus · Eutocius · Geminus · Heron · Hipparchus · Hippasus · Hippias · Hippocrates · Hypatia · Hypsicles · Isidore of Miletus · Leo the Mathematician · Marinus · Melissa · Menaechmus · Menelaus · Metrodorus · Nicomachus · Nicomedes · Nicoteles · Oenopides · Pappus · Perseus · Philolaus · Philon · Porphyry · Posidonius · Proclus · Ptolemy · Pythagoras · Serenus · Simplicius · Sosigenes · Sporus · Thales · Theaetetus · Theano · Themistoclea · Theodorus · Theodosius · Theon of Alexandria · Theon of Smyrna · Thymaridas · Xenocrates · Zeno of Elea · Zeno of Sidon · Zenodorus Treatises Centers Influences Influenced Tables Problems
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Metrodorus — (Greek: Μητρόδωρος, Mētrodōros, mother s gift ) is the name of numerous historical figures, including: Metrodorus of Lampsacus (the elder) (5th century BC) philosopher from the school of Anaxagoras Metrodorus of Cos (5th century BC) Pythagorean… … Wikipedia
Metrodorus of Scepsis — For other people of the same name, see Metrodorus. Metrodorus of Scepsis (c. 145 BCE – 70 BCE), from the town of Scepsis in ancient Mysia, was a friend of Mithridates VI of Pontus and celebrated in antiquity for the excellence of his memory. He… … Wikipedia
List of ancient Greeks — This an alphabetical list of ancient Greeks. These include ethnic Greeks and Greek language speakers from Greece and the Mediterranean world up to about 200 AD. compactTOCRelated articles NOTOC A*Acacius of Caesarea bishop of Caesarea… … Wikipedia
Ancient philosophy — History of Western philosophy … Wikipedia
List of philosophy topics (I-Q) — II and thou I Ching I Ching I proposition I Thou I Thou relationshipIaIamblichus (philosopher)IbYahya Ibn Adi Yahya Ibn Adi Ibn al Arabi Muhyi al Din Ibn al Arabi Abu Bakr Ibn Bajja Abu Bakr Ibn Bājja Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn Yahya Ibn as Say igh… … Wikipedia
Anthemius of Tralles — (c. 474 ndash; c. 534) (Greek Polytonic|Ἀνθέμιος από τις Τράλλεις) was a Greek professor of Geometry in Constantinople (present day Instanbul in Turkey) and architect, who collaborated with Isidore of Miletus to build the church of Hagia Sophia… … Wikipedia
Library of Alexandria — For the modern library, see Bibliotheca Alexandrina. This Latin inscription regarding Tiberius Claudius Balbilus of Rome (d. c. AD 79) mentions the ALEXANDRINA BYBLIOTHECE (line eight).. The Royal Library of Alexandria, or Ancient Library of… … Wikipedia
Dicaearchus — For the pirate, see Dicaearchus of Aetolia. Dicaearchus of Messana (Greek: Δικαίαρχος, Dikaiarkhos; also written Dicearchus, Dicearch, Diceärchus, or Diceärch) (c. 350 – c. 285 BC) was a Greek philosopher, cartographer, geographer, mathematician… … Wikipedia
List of Sabini — This is a list of people who hold the name Sabinus, subcategorized by profession or common association. While some Sabini may fit more than one category, they are not multiple listed. Within sections, Sabini are alphabetized by first name. Sabini … Wikipedia