Abulpharagius, Dynast. p. 81, 222. Bibliot. Arab. Hisp. tom. i. p. 370, 371.
In quem (says the primate of the Jacobites) si immiserit selector, oceanum hoc in genere (algebrae) inveniet.
The time of Diophantus of Alexandria is unknown; but his six books are still extant, and have been illustrated by the Greek Planudes and the Frenchman Meziriac (Fabric. Bibliot. Graec. tom. iv. p. 12-15).