# A history of Greek mathematics

@inproceedings{HeathAHO, title={A history of Greek mathematics}, author={Thomas Little Sir Heath} }

A text which looks at the history of Greek mathematics - a subject on which the author established a special authority by his succession of works on Diophantus, Apolonius of Perga, Archimedes, Euclid and Aristarchus.

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This short note provides some basic information about the life and work of Sir Thomas Little Heath (1861–1940), the author of well-known English versions of ancient Greek mathematical works. It…

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- Philosophy
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Oenopides of Chios

- Education
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Keywords:
ancient Greece;
philosophy;
science

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