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Classical mathematics in the classical Mediterranean

Classical mathematics in the classical Mediterranean This article offers two maps describing the geographical distribution of mathematicians in antiquity (up to the end of the fifth century AD). Following these maps, a few possible directions for study are suggested. The basic structure of the geographical distribution in this case is identified as ‘single centre plus peripheral scatter’, the centre being first Athens, and later Alexandria. Questions are raised concerning the relative roles of centre and periphery, the identity of the centres, the geographical areas where the periphery is located, and the relations between this distribution and others. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mediterranean Historical Review Taylor & Francis

Classical mathematics in the classical Mediterranean

Mediterranean Historical Review , Volume 12 (2): 24 – Dec 1, 1997
24 pages

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1743-940x
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0951-8967
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10.1080/09518969708569725
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Abstract

This article offers two maps describing the geographical distribution of mathematicians in antiquity (up to the end of the fifth century AD). Following these maps, a few possible directions for study are suggested. The basic structure of the geographical distribution in this case is identified as ‘single centre plus peripheral scatter’, the centre being first Athens, and later Alexandria. Questions are raised concerning the relative roles of centre and periphery, the identity of the centres, the geographical areas where the periphery is located, and the relations between this distribution and others.

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Mediterranean Historical ReviewTaylor & Francis

Published: Dec 1, 1997

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