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    Pappus of Alexandria and the mathematics of late antiquity

    Cuomo, Serafina (2007) Pappus of Alexandria and the mathematics of late antiquity. Cambridge Classical Studies. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521036894.

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    Book synopsis: This book is at once an analytical study of one of the most important mathematical texts of antiquity, the Mathematical Collection of the fourth-century AD mathematician Pappus of Alexandria, and also an examination of the work's wider cultural setting. This is one of very few books to deal extensively with the mathematics of Late Antiquity. It sees Pappus' text as part of a wider context and relates it to other contemporary cultural practices and opens new avenues to research into the public understanding of mathematics and mathematical disciplines in antiquity.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2016 15:39
    Last Modified: 20 Dec 2016 15:39
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/17786

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