# A Short History of Greek Mathematics

University Press, 1884 - Mathematics - 323 pages

### Contents

 PROLEGOMENA TO ARITHMETIC 1 34 16 36 50 39 40 61 47 70 SECTION 73 54 86 5660 95
 119 195 124 209 28 218 125 221 128 233 130 242 132 250 134 260

 26 27 120 PREHISTORIC AND EGYPTIAN GEOMETRY 123133 123 79 131 SECTION 138 8888888 145 93 153 97 160 123 165 104 166 e The Academy 173 109 180 114 188
 288 261 139 268 81 270 143 274 145 280 FROM GEMINUS TO PTOLEMY 287 82 292 122 299 155 305 157 311 Index 317 29 319

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