IT need scarcely be pointed out here that the greater portion of what we now call “optics,” dealing as it does with applications of the laws of refraction, was unknown in the days of the Greek geometer. In this small volume Prof. Giuseppe Ovio, of Genoa, has condensed an exposition of the contents of two volumes known as “Optics” and “Catoptrics,” of which the first is believed certainly to be due to Euclid, while his authorship of the second is regarded as rather more doubtful. In preparing this book Prof. Ovio has mainly based his work on the editions of Pena, Danti, and Heiberg, but has also consulted those of Gregory, Zamberto, and Freart.
L'Ottica di Euclide.
By Prof. G. Ovio. (“Manuali Hoepli.”) Pp. xx + 415. (Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1918.) Price 7.50 lire.
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B., G. L'Ottica di Euclide . Nature 102, 123 (1918). https://doi.org/10.1038/102123a0