Download PDF by Serafina Cuomo: Ancient Mathematics (Sciences of Antiquity Series)

By Serafina Cuomo

ISBN-10: 041516494X

ISBN-13: 9780415164948

ISBN-10: 0415164958

ISBN-13: 9780415164955

the theory of Pythagoras, Euclid's "Elements", Archimedes' way to locate the quantity of a sphere: all elements of the worthy legacy of historic arithmetic. yet historic arithmetic was once additionally approximately counting and measuring, surveying land and attributing mystical importance to the quantity six.
This quantity deals the 1st available survey of the self-discipline in all its type and variety of practices. The interval coated levels from the 5th century BC to the 6th century advert, with the focal point at the Mediterranean area. issues include:
* arithmetic and politics in classical Greece
* the formation of mathematical traditions
* the self-image of mathematicians within the Graeco-Roman period
* arithmetic and Christianity
* and using the mathematical previous in past due antiquity.

Show description

Read or Download Ancient Mathematics (Sciences of Antiquity Series) PDF

Similar ancient history books

New PDF release: Now That You Asked: Ancient Athens

Have you questioned what it might be wish to return in time? have you desired to ask knowledgeable what it'd be prefer to stroll the streets of historic Athens or Rome, or stay in medieval Europe, or serve on certainly one of Nelson’s ships? you can now through the Now that you simply requested. .. sequence of books from Fireship Press.

Kleopatras Tod: Selbstmord als politische Inszenierung by Katja Kraft PDF

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Frühgeschichte, Antike, Universität Potsdam, Veranstaltung: Kleopatra VII. Philopator, sixteen Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Kleopatra VII. ist eine der berühmtesten Frauen der Antike. Trotzdem ist die Quellenlage schwierig, da das, was once wir bis heute über Kleopatra erfahren haben, meist auf der Propaganda ihres Gegners Oktavian beruht.

Download e-book for iPad: Bakkhai (Oberon Classics) by Euripides,Anne Carson

Pentheus has banned the wild, ritualistic worship of the god Dionysos. A stranger arrives to cajole him to switch his brain. Euripides’ electrifying tragedy is a fight to the loss of life among freedom and discretion, the rational and the irrational, guy and god.

Get With Alexander in India and Central Asia: moving east and PDF

Alexander conquered such a lot components of the Western global, yet there's a good deal of controversy over his invasion of India, the least identified of his campaigns. In BC 327 Alexander got here to India, and attempted to move the Jhelum river for the invasion, yet was once then faced by means of King Porus who governed a space in what's now the Punjab.

Extra info for Ancient Mathematics (Sciences of Antiquity Series)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Ancient Mathematics (Sciences of Antiquity Series) by Serafina Cuomo

by Robert

Rated 4.26 of 5 – based on 34 votes