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The Origins of Greek Mathematics

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Though the Greeks certainly borrowed from other civilizations, they built a culture and civilization on their own which is

Basic facts about the origin of Greek civilization and its mathematics.

The Sources of Greek Mathematics

In actual fact, our direct knowledge of Greek mathematics is less reliable than that of the older Egyptian and Babylonian mathematics, because none of the original manuscripts are extant.

There are two sources:

The Greeks wrote histories of Mathematics:

The Major Schools of Greek Mathematics




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Don Allen
Fri Jan 31 13:12:00 CST 1997