Note 060
From Chapter 52 of the Decline & Fall

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).

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