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Heliodorus of Larissa



Heliodorus of Larissa (fl. 3rd century?) was a Greek mathematician, and the author of a short treatise on optics which is still extant.

Nothing is known about the life of Heliodorus.1 He was a native of Larissa,2 and he must have lived after the time of Claudius Ptolemy, whom he quotes. His short treatise on optics is little more than a commentary on Euclid.3 It was edited by one Damianus, who was either his son or his pupil.2 The first printed edition, in Greek and Latin, was published in Paris in 1657 with illustrative notes by Erasmus Bartholinus. 1

Notes

1. John Aikin, William Enfield, et al., (1804), General biography: or, Lives, critical and historical, of the most ..., Volume 5, page 102

2. The prosopography of the later Roman Empire: A.D. 260-395: Volume 1, (1987), page 531

3. David Eugene Smith, (1958), History of mathematics, page 340



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Sources

[4] "Wikipedia"



John Aikin, William Enfield, et al., (1804), General biography: or, Lives, critical and historical, of the most ..., Volume 5, page 102

The prosopography of the later Roman Empire: A.D. 260-395: Volume 1, (1987), page 531

David Eugene Smith, (1958), History of mathematics, page 340




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