# Book:Diophantus of Alexandria/Arithmetica/Translations and Editions

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## Translations and Editions of

## Translations and Editions of *Arithmetica* by Diophantus

- c. 900: Qust¸a ibn Luqa (Arabic translation of four of the books, discovered in 1971 in Iran)
- c. 980: Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani (Arabic translation and commentary)

- 1463: Regiomontanus
- 1570: Rafael Bombelli (from a manuscript found in the Vatican: included in his own 1572 work
*Algebra* - 1575: Wilhelm Xylander (translation into Latin)

- 1621:
*Diophanti Alexandrini Arithmeticorum*by Bachet (the present standard edition). It was in Fermat's copy of this edition that the famous Fermat's Last Theorem was scribbled- 1670: the clumsily-edited second edition of the Bachet translation, by Clément-Samuel Fermat (the son of Pierre de Fermat), complete with Fermat's marginal notes

- 1585: Simon Stevin (French version of Books I -- IV, based on Wilhelm Xylander's edition
- 1625: Albert Girard (French version of Books V and VI, based on Wilhelm Xylander's edition

- 1822: Otto Schultz (German version based on Bachet)

- 1890: Gustav Wertheim (German version based on Bachet)

## Sources

- 1992: George F. Simmons:
*Calculus Gems*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $\text {A}.13$: Fermat ($\text {1601}$ – $\text {1665}$) - 1992: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Puzzles*... (previous) ... (next): The First Pure Number Puzzles