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Conics (vol. I, Vol. II)

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On the Sizes and Distances of the Sun and the Moon

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On the Circular Motions of the Celestial Bodies

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Fragments

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Catoptrics

Data

Division of the Canon

Elements (Vol.I, Vol.II, Vol. III, Vol. IV)

Introduction to Harmonics

Optics

Phaenomena

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Automata

Definitions

Dioptra

Geometrica 

Mechanics (in Arabic)

Metrica

Pneumatica

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Collection (Vol.I, Vol II, Vol. III) Mathematics

Commentary on Book X of the Elements (in Arabic)

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Almagest

Analemma

Handy Tables

Geography

Planetary Hypotheses

Planispherium

Risings of the Fixed Stars

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The Cattle Problem

On Conoids and Spheroids

On the Equilibrium of Planes

On Floating Bodies

Measurement of a Circle

Quadrature of  the Parabola

The Sand Reckoner

On Spirals

On the Sphere and Cylinder

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On the Moving Sphere

On Risings and Settings

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Measurement of Marbles and Various Woods

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Arithmetica

On Polygonal Numbers

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Commentary on the Conics

Commentary on the Equilibrium of Planes

Commentary of the Measurement of a Circle

Commentary of the Sphere and Cylinder

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On the General Science of Mathematics

Commentary on Nicomachus' Introduction to Arithmetic

The Theology of Arithmetic

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Astronomical Hypotheses

Elements of Physics

Commentary on Book I of the Elements

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On the Section of a Cylinder

On the Section of a Cone

 
 
 
 
Apollonius

Conics

Heiberg

Archimedes

The Cattle Problem

Heiberg

Archimedes

On Floating Bodies

Heiberg

Archimedes

Quadrature of the Parabola

Heiberg

Archimedes

The Sand Reckoner

Heiberg

Archimedes

On the Equilibrium of Planes

Heiberg

Archimedes

On Spirals

Heiberg

Archimedes

On Conoids and Spheroids

Heiberg

Archimedes

Measurement of a Circle

Heiberg

Archimedes

On the Sphere and Cylinder

Heiberg

Aristarchus

On the Sizes and Distances of the Sun and the Moon

Nizze

Autolycus

On Risings and Settings

Hultsch

Autolycus

On the Moving Sphere

Hultsch

Cleomedes

On the Circular Motions of the Celestial Bodies

Ziegler

Didymus of Alexandria

Measurement of Marbles and Various Woods

Heiberg

Diophanes of Nicaea

Fragments

Heiberg

Diophantus

On Polygonal Numbers

Tannery

Diophantus

Arithmetica

Tannery

Euclid

Division of the Canon

Heiberg

Euclid

Catoptrics

Heiberg

Euclid

Optics

Heiberg

Euclid

Data

Menge

Euclid

Elements

Heiberg

Euclid

Introduction to Harmonics

Heiberg

Euclid

Phaenomena

Heiberg

Eutocius

Commentary on Conics

Heiberg

Eutocius

Commentary on Measurement of a Circle

Heiberg

Eutocius

Commentary of the Sphere and Cylinder

Heiberg

Eutocius

Commentary on the Equilibrium of Planes

Heiberg

Geminus

Introduction to the Phenomena

Manitius

Hero

Dioptra

Schoene

Hero

Metrica

Schoene

Hero

Geometrica

Heiberg

Hero

Definitions

Heiberg

Hero

Mechanics (in Arabic)

Nix and Schmidt

Hero

Automata

Schmidt

Hero

Pneumatica

Schmidt

Hipparchus

Commentary on the Phaenomena of Eudoxus and Aratus

Manitius

Iamblichus

Commentary on Nicomachus' Introduction to Arithmetic

Pistelli

Iamblichus

The Theology of Arithmetic

De Falco

Iamblichus

On the General Science of Mathematics

Festa

Marinus

Introduction to Euclids' Data

Menge

Maximus Planudes

Commentary on the Arithmetica

Tannery

Nichomachus

Introduction to Arithmetic

Hoche

Pappus

Commentary on Book X of the Elements (in Arabic)

Thomson

Pappus

Collection

Hultsch

Proclus

Elements of Physics

Ritzenfeld

Proclus

Astronomical Hypotheses

Manitius

Proclus

Commentary on Book I of the Elements

Friedlein

Ptolemy

Geography

Augustus Nobbe

Ptolemy

Planispherium

Heiberg

Ptolemy

Analemma

Heiberg

Ptolemy

Handy Tables

Heiberg

Ptolemy

Planetary Hypotheses

Heiberg

Ptolemy

Risings of the Fixed Stars

Heiberg

Ptolemy

Almagest

Heiberg

Serenus

On the Section of a Cone

Heiberg

Serenus

On the Section of a Cylinder

Heiberg

Theon (Alexandria)

Recession of Euclids' Optics

Heiberg

Theon (Smyrna)

On Mathematics Useful for the Understanding of Plato

Hiller