About all we know of Diophantus personal life is contained in the
following summary of an epitaph given in the Greek Anthology :
"Diophantus passed 1/6 fo his life in childhood, 1/12 in youth, and 7/1 more as
a bachelof, Eive years after his marriage was born a son who died 4
years before his father, at 2/1 his father's [final] age," HOw old was
Diophantus when he died?