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Kitāb al-ukar (Menelaus's Sphaerica )

Title (arabic)

كتاب الأكر

Title (translit)

Kitāb al-ukar (Menelaus's Sphaerica )

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Greek-classical

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First-order prose composition (or compilation) [matn]

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Notes

This Greek treatise on spherical geometry is lost but was translated several times into Arabic between the 9th and 10th centuries [known as Kitāb fī al-ashkāl al-kurrīyah (كتاب في الأشكال الكرية) or Kitāb al-ukar (كتاب الأكر)]; and these became the subject of numerous commentaries and revisions.

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Literature References

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