Qusta ibn Luqa (820-912) (Costa ben Luca, Constabulus). Events By Place Asia Tahir, the son of a slave is rewarded with the governorship of Khurasan for supporting the Caliphate For the automobile see Porsche 912. Events By Place Europe Orso II Participazio becomes the Doge of was a Melkite physician, scientist and translator, of Byzantine Greek extraction. The term Melkite (also written Melchite) is used to refer to various Christian churches and their members originating in the Middle East. Byzantine Greeks or Byzantines or Romaioi, is a conventional term used by modern historians to refer to the medieval Greek or Hellenized citizens He was born in Baalbek. Baalbek (بعلبك is a town in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, altitude 1170 m (3850 ft situated east of the Litani River. Travelling to parts of the Byzantine Empire, he brought back Greek texts and translated them into Arabic. Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language
Qusta ibn Luqa al-Ba'albakki, i. e. from Baalbek or Heliopolis, Lebanon a Melkite, a Christian of Greek origin, was born in 860 and flourished in Bagdad. He was a Philosopher, Physician, mathematician and astronomer.
Translations of Diophantos, Theodosius of Bithynia's Sphaerica, Autolycos, Hypsicles, Aristarchos, Theophrastus’ Meteora, Galen’s catalogue of his books and Heron's Mechanics were made or revised by him, or made under his direction. Diophantus of Alexandria ( Greek: b between 200 and 214 d between 284 and 298 AD sometimes called "the father of Algebra " a title some claim should Theodosius of Bithynia (ca 160 BC–ca 100 BC was a Greek astronomer and mathematician who wrote the Sphaerics, a book on the geometry of the sphere In Greek mythology, Autolycus (in Greek, &ndash " Lone Wolf " was a son of Hermes and Chione. This article is about Hypsicles of Alexandria For the historian see Hyspicrates (historian. Theophrastus ( Greek:; 371 – c 287 BC a Greek native of Eressos in Lesbos, was the successor of Aristotle in the Peripatetic Galen ( Greek: Γαληνός Galēnos; Latin: Claudius Galenus, Aelius Galenus, Claudius Aelius Galenus, or The herons are wading Birds in the Ardeidae family Some are called Egrets or Bitterns instead of herons He wrote commentaries on Euclid and a treatise on the spherical astrolabe. Euclid ( Greek:.) fl 300 BC also known as Euclid of Alexandria, is often referred to as the Father of Geometry The astrolabe is a historical Astronomical instrument used by classical astronomers, Navigators He was a prominent figure in the Graeco-Arabic translation movement that reached its peak in the 9th century. At the request of wealthy and influential commissioners, Qusta translated Greek works on astronomy, mathematics, mechanics and natural science into Arabic. He also produced works of his own: more than sixty treatises are attributed to him. He wrote mainly on medical subjects, but also on mathematics and astronomy. Qusta ibn Luqa wrote a treatise on the spherical astrolabes. Only a small part of his production has so far been edited. The extant editions of Qusta’s medical works show that he was thoroughly acquainted with Hippocratic-Galenic humoral medicine– the theoretical system that constituted the basis of formal medicine in Islam. For other meanings including people named 'Islam' see Islam (disambiguation.
His original works, many listed in the Fihrist of Ibn al-Nadim, dealt with contemporary science, medicine, astronomy and philosophy. A Latin translation of his work ‘On the Difference between the Spirit and the Soul’ (De Differentia Spiritus et Animae) was one of the few works not attributed to Aristotle that was included in a list of ‘books to be 'read,' or lectured on, by the Masters of the Faculty of Arts, at Paris in 1254,’ as part of their study of Natural Philosophy, . Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. This translation was made by Joannes Hispalensis, (John of Seville, fl. John of Seville ( Latin: Johannes Hispalensis or Johannes Hispaniensis) was a twelfth-century translator perhaps however working at Galician 1140)
Of him Ibn al-Nadim says: "He is an excellent translator; he knew well Greek, Syriac, and Arabic; he translated texts and corrected many translations. Abu'l-Faraj Muhammad bin Ishaq al-Nadim ( Arabic: ابو الفرج محمد بن إسحاق النديم whose father was known as al-Warraq (Arabic الورّاق Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly See Syriac (disambiguation for other uses Syriac (syr ܠܫܢܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܐ leššānā Suryāyā) is an Eastern Aramaic language Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language Many are his medical writings. "  Qusta was with Hunayn Ibn Ishaq the author who best served Greek culture in the Arab civilization. Hunayn ibn Ishaq (Hunein Bit Ishak أبو زيد حنين بن إسحاق العبادي; known in Latin as Johannitius (809-873 was a famous and influential The Culture of Greece has evolved over thousands of years with its beginnings in the Mycenaean and Minoan Civilizations, continuing most notably into Classical Greece
He was also involved, with his fellow-Christian Hunayn ibn Ishaq, in an epistolary exchange with the Muslim astronomer, Abu Isa Yahya ibn al-Munajjim, who had invited them to embrace Islam. Hunayn ibn Ishaq (Hunein Bit Ishak أبو زيد حنين بن إسحاق العبادي; known in Latin as Johannitius (809-873 was a famous and influential Both refused, and provided their reasons for rejecting al-Munajjim's Islamic faith. 
He died in Armenia in A. Armenia (Հայաստան transliterated: Hayastan,) officially the Republic of Armenia (Հայաստանի Հանրապետություն Hayastani D. 912.