Sir Thomas Little Heath (October 5, 1861 - March 16, 1940) was a British civil servant, mathematician, classical scholar, historian of ancient Greek mathematics, translator, and mountaineer. He translated works of Euclid of Alexandria, Apollonius of Perga, Aristarchus of Samos, and Archimedes of Syracuse into English.
It is primarily through Heath's translations that modern English-speaking readers are aware of what Archimedes did. His translation of the celebrated Archimedes Palimpsest, however, had lacunae that scholars hope to fill in by modern scientific methods not available in Heath's time.
Translations and other works
Note: Only first editions are listed - many of these titles have been reprinted several times.
- Diophantus of Alexandria: a Study in the History of Greek Algebra (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1885)
- Apollonius of Perga: Treatise on Conic Sections (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1896)
- Archimedes: Works (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1897)
- Euclid The thirteen books of Euclid’s Elements (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1908)
- Aristarchus of Samos, the Ancient Copernicus Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1913)
- A History of Greek Mathematics (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1921)
- A Manual of Greek Mathematics (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931)
- Greek Astronomy (London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1932)
- Mathematics in Aristotle (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1949)
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