## A short history of Greek mathematicsExcerpt from A Short History of Greek Mathematics My own book represents part of a collection of notes which I have for many years been making with a view to a general history of the great city of Alexandria. The fact that the history of Alexandrian mathematics begins with the Elements of Euclid and closes with the Algebra of Diophantus, both of which are founded on the discoveries of several pre ceding centuries, made it necessary that I should extend my inquiries over the whole field of Greek mathematics. In this way, the materials for an account of the Alexandrian Mathematical School grew to exceed the reasonable limits of a chapter, and I have thought it desirable to publish them as a separate essay. I shall treat the Literary School with the same fulness. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. |

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### Contents

PROLEGOMENA TO ARITHMETIC | 1 |

30 | 4 |

34 | 16 |

39 40 | 61 |

47 | 70 |

SECTION | 73 |

54 | 86 |

62 | 96 |

123 | 209 |

125 | 221 |

128 | 233 |

130 | 242 |

132 | 250 |

134 | 260 |

139 | 268 |

143 | 274 |

PREHISTORIC AND EGYPTIAN GEOMETRY 123133 | 123 |

79 | 131 |

82 | 137 |

SECTION | 138 |

87 | 145 |

c The Pythagoreans | 153 |

98 | 161 |

e The Academy | 173 |

109 | 180 |

114 | 188 |

145 | 280 |

FROM GEMINUS TO PTOLEMY | 287 |

152 | 299 |

155 | 305 |

157 | 311 |

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319 | |

25 | 7 |

28 | 28 |