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Menelaus, of Alexandria

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Personal name headingMenelaus, of Alexandria
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Ménélaos, d'Alexandrie
Menelaus, Alexandrinus
Menelaus, aus Alexandrien
Menélaus, ho A̓lexandreús
Millaeus, Astronomus
Ménélas, d'Alexandrie
Ménélaüs, d'Alexandrie
Menelao, di Alessandria
Menelaos, of Alexandria
Menelaos, aus Alexandrien
Menelaos, von Alexandreia
Beginning date0098
Associated countryEgypt Italy
LocatedAlexandria (Egypt) Rome (Italy)
Field of activityAstronomy Geometry Mathematics
Profession or occupationAstronomers Mathematicians
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Found inHis Menelai Sphæricorum libri III, 1758.
NUC pre-56 (Menelaus, of Alexandria)
23888 (online via HMML), viewed on April 16, 2021 (مانالاوس=Mānālāwus; author of al-Ashkāl al-kurrīyah (Sphaerica), fol. 38v-88v; manuscript text in Arabic)
MacTutor (online via School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, Scotland), viewed on April 16, 2021: Menelaus of Alexandria (born ca. 70, possibly in Alexandria, Egypt, died ca. 130; Greek who applied spherical geometry to astronomy; best known for the so-called Menelaus's theorem; Ptolemy records that Menelaus made astronomical observations in Rome in 98; called Menelaus of Alexandria by both Pappus and Proclus; "most likely scenario is that he lived in Alexandria as a young man, possibly being born there, and later moved to Rome"; author of Sphaerica, his only work to survive, which "deals with spherical triangles and their application to astronomy")
World History Encyclopedia (online), viewed on April 16, 2021: Menelaus of Alexandria (Greek astronomer, scientist, and mathematician who lived around 100 CE)
CERL thesaurus (online), viewed on April 16, 2021: Ménélaos d'Alexandrie (Greek mathematician/astronomer; worked in Alexandria and Rome near end of 1st c. CE; variants = Menelaus, Alexandrinus; Menelaus aus Alexandrien; Menélaus ho A̓lexandreús; Millaeus Astronomus; Ménélas d'Alexandrie; Ménélaüs d'Alexandrie; Menelao, di Alessandria; Menelaos, of Alexandria; Menelaos, aus Alexandrien; Menelaos, von Alexandreia)