Porto - Standard Edition - Trial Expired!
Purchase PORTOSkin & other DotNetNuke Modules at Mandeeps.com

Ptolemy Bio Info   http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Ptolemy.html
Diophantus Bio Info   http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Diophantus.html
Hypatia, the First Known Woman Mathematician  http://www.mathsci.appstate.edu/~sjg/ncctm/activities/hypatia/hypatia.htm

Ptolemy: "When I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies, I no longer touch the earth with my feet: I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia, food of the gods."
Quoted in C B Boyer, A History of Mathematics (New York 1968)

Diophantus (reportedly writing his own epitaph):  "This tomb hold Diophantus Ah, what a marvel! And the tomb tells scientifically the measure of his life. God vouchsafed that he should be a boy for the sixth part of his life; when a twelfth was added, his cheeks acquired a beard; He kindled for him the light of marriage after a seventh, and in the fifth year after his marriage He granted him a son. Alas! late-begotten and miserable child, when he had reached the measure of half his father's life, the chill grave took him. After consoling his grief by this science of numbers for four years, he reached the end of his life.
Quoted in J R Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics (New York 1956).

Hypatia "Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all."

 

Ptolemy Links
Alexandria, the Ptolemaic Dynasty   http://www.touregypt.net/alexhis1.htm
Tour Egypt, Ptolemy the 1st  http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/ptolemy1.htm
Private Life in Egypt Under the Empire, read the original papyri  http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/romanegypt1.html
Ptolemy's Theorem  http://www.cut-the-knot.org/proofs/ptolemy.shtml
Ptolemaic Egypt and its Culture  http://www.houseofptolemy.org/housecul.htm

Diophantus
Links
Diophantus Mathematics   http://www.weburbia.demon.co.uk/pg/diophant.htm
The Development of Algebra - The Greeks  http://scitsc.wlv.ac.uk/university/scit/modules/mm2217/g.htm
Algebra Fun - Calendar Activity  http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/calen.html
Internet Links for Algebra  http://www.purplemath.com/internet.htm

Hypatia Links
Hypatia More Bio Info (MacTutor)   http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Hypatia.html
Hypatia - New Foes with an Old Face online  http://poly.polyamory.org/~howard/Hypatia/Kingsley_chapter_01.html
Dr. Sarah's Activities on Hypatia (college level)  http://www.mathsci.appstate.edu/~sjg/wmm/hypatia/
More information - credible site  http://www.campusprogram.com/reference/en/wikipedia/h/hy/hypatia_of_alexandria.html
Activities for G. 4-6   http://education.jpl.nasa.gov/educators/angular.html

Alexandrian Greek - Classical Reading Links
On the marriage of Hermes and Philology  http://math.cofc.edu/faculty/kasman/MATHFICT/mfview.php?callnumber=mf292
Martianus Capella (c. 410 A.D.), On the marriage of Hermes and Philology (translated in english by W.H. Stahl, Columbia University Press): Hermes is marrying a minor godess Philology. The Seven Liberal Arts (including Arithmetic, Geometry, Astronomy and Harmony) come to greet the couple and present themselves."



The Alexandrian Greeks

Ptolemy 85 - 165 AD, Diophantus 200 - 284 AD,

Hypatia 370 - 415 AD Alexandria Egypt