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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.

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