# Mathematician:Menelaus of Alexandria

## Mathematician

Greek mathematician and astronomer whose most important (and indeed, only surviving) work was in the field of spherical geometry.

Very little is known about him.

Greek

## History

• Born: c. 70 CE, possibly in Alexandria, Egypt
• Died: c. 130 or 140 CE

## Theorems

Results named for Menelaus of Alexandria can be found here.

## Publications

• c. 110: Sphaerica, which survives in an Arabic translation

Several other works of his are known about, but unfortunately appear not to have survived:

• On the Calculation of the Chords in a Circle
• On the Knowledge of the Weights and Distribution of Different Bodies
• The Book on the Triangle
• Elements of Geometry (translated into Arabic by Thabit ibn Qurra)