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By Serafina Cuomo

the concept of Pythagoras, Euclid's "Elements", Archimedes' solution to locate the quantity of a sphere: all components of the worthy legacy of old arithmetic. yet historic arithmetic used to be additionally approximately counting and measuring, surveying land and attributing mystical value to the quantity six.
This quantity deals the 1st obtainable survey of the self-discipline in all its style and variety of practices. The interval coated levels from the 5th century BC to the 6th century advert, with the point of interest at the Mediterranean quarter. 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 prior in overdue antiquity.

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