The meaning of "plasmatikon" in Diophantus' "Arithmetica".

Abstract : I show that the meaning of the term in the Diophantine context is quite different from those that the exegetic tradition has been proposing in the last 430 years. This entails refuting one of the chief arguments allegedly supporting the widespread assessment of Diophantus as a proto-algebraist. The paper uses manifold interpretative tools: collation of manuscripts, appreciation of the Arabic tradition and of Byzantine scholarship, researches on the mechanisms of formation of the corpora of scholia and on the terminology and notions typical of the ancient rhetoric tradition.
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Fabio Acerbi. The meaning of "plasmatikon" in Diophantus' "Arithmetica".. Archive for History of Exact Sciences, Springer Verlag, 2009, 63, pp. 5-31. ⟨10.1007/s00407-008-0028-8⟩. ⟨halshs-00346121⟩

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