Library of Alexandria

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# Library of Alexandria

Submitted by ETGalante on Thu, 04/27/2006 - 00:10

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Hi

I would like to have some information about the legendary (or not) Library of Alexandria and it's "mathemaitcal life". I mean, who were the mathematicians (geometers) who worked there and in which period.

Thank you.

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## Re: Library of Alexandria

Wikipedia says that Euclid's birthplace is not known, so unless you have additional information, I think it is a mistake to refer to him as "the Greek Euclid". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclid

## Re: Library of Alexandria

The greatest mathematician ever from Alexandria was the Greek Euclid - he copiled the 'Elements'.

## Re: Library of Alexandria

One great example of the "mathematical life" in Alexandria is Hypatia. Here you can find about her:

http://planetmath.org/encyclopedia/Hypatia.html

http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Hypatia.html