W. W. Rouse Ball Quote

It seems probable that the early Greeks were largely indebted to the Phoenicians for their knowledge of practical arithmetic or the art of calculation, and perhaps also learnt from them a few properties of numbers. It may be worthy of note that Pythagoras was a Phoenician; and according to Herodotus, but this is more doubtful, Thales was also of that race.


A Short Account of the History of Mathematics (1905)

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It seems probable that the early Greeks were largely indebted to the Phoenicians for their knowledge of practical arithmetic or the art of...

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It seems probable that the early Greeks were largely indebted to the Phoenicians for their knowledge of practical arithmetic or the art of...

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It seems probable that the early Greeks were largely indebted to the Phoenicians for their knowledge of practical arithmetic or the art of...