References for Eratosthenes


  1. D R Dicks, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Eratosthenes.aspx
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9032863/Eratosthenes-Of-Cyrene

Books:

  1. D H Fowler, The mathematics of Plato's academy : a new reconstruction (Oxford, 1987).
  2. T L Heath, A History of Greek Mathematics (2 vols.) (Oxford, 1921).
  3. E P Wolfer, Eratosthenes von Kyrene als Mathematiker und Philosoph (Groningen-Djakarta, 1954).

Articles:

  1. A V Dorofeeva, Eratosthenes (ca. 276-194 B.C.) (Russian), Mat. v Shkole (4) (1988), i.
  2. J Dutka, Eratosthenes' measurement of the Earth reconsidered, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 46 (1) (1993), 55-66.
  3. B A El'natanov, A brief outline of the history of the development of the sieve of Eratosthenes (Russian), Istor.-Mat. Issled. 27 (1983), 238-259.
  4. D H Fowler, Eratosthenes' ratio for the obliquity of the ecliptic, Isis 74 (274) (1983), 556-562.
  5. B R Goldstein, Eratosthenes on the 'measurement' of the earth, Historia Math. 11 (4) (1984), 411-416.
  6. E Gulbekian, The origin and value of the stadion unit used by Eratosthenes in the third century B.C, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 37 (4) (1987), 359-363.
  7. G Knaack, Eratosthenes, Pauly-Wissowa VI (1907), 358-388.
  8. F Manna, The Pentathlos of ancient science, Eratosthenes, first and only one of the 'primes' (Italian), Atti Accad. Pontaniana (N.S.) 35 (1986), 37-44.
  9. A Muwaf and A N Philippou, An Arabic version of Eratosthenes writing on mean proportionals, J. Hist. Arabic Sci. 5 (1-2) (1981), 174-147.
  10. D Rawlins, Eratosthenes' geodest unraveled : was there a high-accuracy Hellenistic astronomy, Isis 73 (1982), 259-265.
  11. D Rawlins, The Eratosthenes - Strabo Nile map. Is it the earliest surviving instance of spherical cartography? Did it supply the 5000 stades arc for Eratosthenes' experiment?, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 26 (3) (1982), 211-219.
  12. C M Taisbak, Eleven eighty-thirds. Ptolemy's reference to Eratosthenes in Almagest I.12, Centaurus 27 (2) (1984), 165-167.

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