Ancient Greek Mathematics
The
readings here are divided into three parts corresponding to the three periods
we have identified, the early, the classical and the helenistic periods. There
are many pages to read and the problems will be balanced among them.
 The Origins of Mathematics; the schools
(350KB)
 Thales,
by Dmitri
Panchenko
 Thales, his Philosophy and Mathmatics
(220KB)
 Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans
(518KB)
 Anaxagorus and the Heroic Age
(119KB)
 Greek Enumeration and Arithmetic
(100KB)
 Eudoxus (130KB)
 Euclid (430KB)
 Archimedes (300KB)
 Apollonius and other geometers
(215KB)
 Ancient Algebra (35KB)
 Diophantus (175KB)
 Pappus (175KB)

Background readings from the Internet
 How
do we know about Greek mathematics?
 How
do we know about Greek mathematicians?
 The
timeline of Greek mathematicians
 Translations
of Euclid's Elements.
 Trisectrix animation
 Epicycle animation.
Some files are long and make take a few minutes to download. To read and print
them you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Each reading, in Acrobat (pdf) format, is a short paper on the aspect in question.
Upon completing a reading, try to answer the questions that pertain to it.