# Mathematician:Eutocius of Ascalon

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## Mathematician

Palestinian philisopher about whom little is known. He wrote commentaries on works of Apollonius and Archimedes.

It is possible that Eutocius studied in Alexandria and became its head.

He appears to have produced nothing that is original, but if it wasn't for his work, the books on which he wrote his commentaries may not have survived the march of history.

## Nationality

Palestinian

## History

- Born: about 480, Ascalon (now Ashqelon), Palestine
- Died: about 540

## Publications

- A commentary on the first four books of
*Conics*of Apollonius

- Commentaries on the following works by Archimedes:
- The two books
*On the Sphere and Cylinder* *Measurement of a Circle*- The two books
*On Plane Equilibriums*

- The two books

- An introduction to Book $\text {I}$ of
*Almagest*by Claudius Ptolemy