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By Serafina Cuomo

the theory of Pythagoras, Euclid's "Elements", Archimedes' approach to locate the quantity of a sphere: all elements of the valuable legacy of historic arithmetic. yet old 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 kind and variety of practices. The interval lined levels from the 5th century BC to the 6th century advert, with the point of interest at the Mediterranean zone. 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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