Course description

Using the online Perseus database of classical texts students learn a subset of Koine Greek that is sufficient to read the theorems and proofs in Euclid's Elements Books 1-4. The course also explores in English non-Euclidean geometry and modern alternatives to Euclid's five postulates. Class time is divided roughly equally between mathematics and language.

Instructors

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Division of Continuing Education

  • Harvard Summer School

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