André do Avelar and the Teaching of Sacrobosco’s Sphaera at the University of Coimbra

  title={Andr{\'e} do Avelar and the Teaching of Sacrobosco’s Sphaera at the University of Coimbra},
  author={Roberto de Andrade Martins},
Andre do Avelar was the mathematics professor of University of Coimbra from 1592 to 1616. During his lifetime he published two astronomical works: a popular vernacular book called Reportorio dos tempos (1585) and Sphaerae vtrivsque tabella (1593). Avelar’s Sphaera, composed for use at the university, was the only Latin version of Sacrobosco’s work ever published in Portugal. Avelar’s book was inspired by Sacrobosco’s work and followed it closely, but it might be regarded as a new work, because… 
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