The commentator's craft: Building a mathematical commentary from quotations
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An anonymous commentary on Euclid's Elements, preserved in two manuscripts in Hyderabad, India, presents an interesting example of a mathematical commentary composed almost entirely from quotations drawn from earlier commentators. The author most frequently used is al-Anṭākī. Several other commentators are named – Ibn al-Haytham and al-Nayrīzī are frequently mentioned, as well as Ibn Hūd. The commentary reveals an author well-versed in the Euclidean tradition who quotes both accurately and intelligently.
De Young, G. R.
(2019). The commentator's craft: Building a mathematical commentary from quotations. Historia Mathematica, 47, 67–86.
De Young, Gregg R.
"The commentator's craft: Building a mathematical commentary from quotations." Historia Mathematica, vol. 47, 2019, pp. 67–86.