Theon of Smyrna


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Theon of Smyrna

 

a Greek mathematician of the second century. His Exposition of the Mathematics Necessary for the Reading of Plato is still used as a source for the study of ancient Greek mathematics.

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Theonis Smyrnaei philosophi Platonici expositio rerum mathematica-rum ad legendum Platonem utilium. Edited by E. Hiller. Leipzig, 1878.
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4) Apuleius translated the Introductio Arithmetica of Nicomachus into Latin probably at some time in the third quarter of the second century, and there are no references in Nicomachus to Ptolemy or Theon of Smyrna, who were active mostly in the second quarter of the second century (except for one mention of Ptolemy in the Excerpta ex Nicomacho 4 which may be a gloss by the excerptor).
Other ancient authors, such as Theon of Smyrna (2nd century A.