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**Pappus**[Astro*Index]

(pap'us)

(260?-?) Greek mathematician.

The 8 books of his Mathematical Collection contain a summary of virtually everything known of Greek mathematics. He also wrote a detailed commentary on the Almagest, Ptolemy's system of planetary motion.

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