# Mathematician:Dositheus of Pelusium

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## Mathematician

Greek astromnomer and mathematician who was a friend or pupil of Conon of Samos.

On the death of Conon, Archimedes of Syracuse chose Dositheus to be the recipient of several treatises, including *On the Quadrature of the Parabola*, *On Spirals*, *On the Sphere and Cylinder* (two books), and *On Conoids and Spheroids*.

## Nationality

Greek

## History

- Born: c. 3rd Century BCE
- Died: c. 3rd Century BCE

## Writings

Noting survives.

## Sources

- 1937: Eric Temple Bell:
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