Friendly services between scholars
本文揭示16世紀後半期科學通信的某些功能。 羅馬數學教授安東尼奧·瑪利亞·帕齊給巴爾巴羅—威尼斯人文主義博學家—寄了一個比例中項作圖儀, 并附信一封。 巴爾巴羅將此信录於他本人以拉丁文寫成的對維特魯威的評論 之後。 通過分析這一出版背景可知, 借助傳播數學知識和實踐, 兩人終使個人意願與“公益”理想達成了一致。
This article exposes certain functions of scientific correspondence during the second half of the 16th century. A professor of mathematics in Rome, Antonio Maria Pazzi, sends a mesolabe together with a letter to Barbaro, the humanist scholar of Venice. The latter would include parts of it in the Latin version of his commentary to Vitruvius. The analysis of the context of this publication shows that both arrive at aligning their personal intentions with the ideal of the “common good” by contributing to the spread of mathematical knowledge and practices.
數學, 人文主義, 通信, 建築, 比例中項作圖儀
mathematics, humanism, correspondence, architecture, mesolabe