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Pergaeus Apollonios(c. 245-190 B.C)
 Apollonius of Perga was known as “the great geometer” because of his work on the Conic section, to which he gave the names ellipse, parabola, and hyperbola. His propositions are those which we now treat by analytic geometry, his method being synthetic and analogous to that of Euclid with respect to the circle and rectilinear figures. In the works of Apollonius, Greek mathematics reached its culmination point.
 This book is that first Latin edition and the first published work of Apollonius. It contains Book IV of his Theory of Conics, one of the greatest scientific works of antiquity.