Introduction

In this course we seek to understand how the ancient Greeks thought about mathematics by focusing on three activities: finding solutions and proofs for simple numerical problems, drawing geometrical constructions using compasses and straightedge, and reading brief historical abstracts by and about early Greek mathematicians. Students also learn the Greek alphabet to enable them to read a few common mathematical terms. 

Meet The Author

Graeme D. Bird

Graeme D. Bird

Lecturer in Extension, Harvard University

PhD, Harvard University

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