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Title: Ancient Mathematics
Author: Cuomo, Serafina
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2001
Paperback; ISBN: 9780415164955
Volumes: 1; Pages: 352
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The discoveries and insights of ancient mathematicians continue to inspire, amaze and fascinate the modern reader. From the theorem of Pythagoras to Euclid's "Elements', much of what we know today was built on the legacy of the ancients.
This volume is the first genuinely accessible survey of the discipline in all its brilliance and diversity. It covers the period between the fifth-century B.C.E. to the sixth-century C.E. and such topics as mathematics and politics in classical Greece, the formation of mathematical traditions, and mathematics and Christianity. Also included are segments on individual ancient mathematicians.
Ancient Mathematics will be essential for science history students and a valuable resource for the non-specialist.
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1 Early Greek Mathematics: The Evidence
2 Early Greek Mathematics: The Questions
3 Hellenistic Mathematics: The Evidence
4 Hellenistic Mathematics: The Questions
5 Graeco-Roman Mathematics: The Evidence
6 Graeco-Roman Mathematics: The Questions
7 Late Ancient Mathematics: The Evidence
8 Late Ancient Mathematics: The Questions