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In Autolycus de Pitane, RECUEIL DE TRAVAUX D'HISTOIRE ET DE PHILOLOGIE 3e SÉRIE, FASCICULE 37
This document contains the Greek texts of the two known works by Autolycus of Pitane: ΠΕΡΙ ΚΙΝΟΥΜΕΝΗΣ ΣΦΑΙΡΑΣ and ΠΕΡΙ ΕΠΙΤΟΛΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΔΥΣΕΩΝ, known in Latin as De sphaera quae movetur and De ortibus et occasibus, and in English as On the Moving Sphere and On Risings and Settings.
Autolycus was a contemporary of Aristotle (384–322 BCE) and his works are thought to have been completed in Athens within the years 335 and 300 BCE, making him also a rough contemporary of Euclid of Alexandria (fl. c. 300 BCE).
The texts are taken from the standard modern edition, that of Joseph Mogenet, published at Louvain in 1950. Mogenet’s long (191 page) discussion (in French) on the sources and methods of establishing his texts is not included. However, his notes “Scholia” to both works (pp. 259-282) are included.