History of Greek Mathematics

History of Greek Mathematics

The word ""mathematics"" comes from the ancient Greek word ""mathema"" which means ""subject of instruction"". Greek Mathematics was much more sophisticated than the mathematics that had been developed by the earlier cultures. Ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamian or Babylonian mathematics were further developed by the Greek mathematicians.Greek mathematicians lived in cities spread over the entire Eastern Mediterranean from Italy to North Africa but were united by culture and language. The origin of Greek mathematics is not well documented some says it developed from the 7th century BC to the 4th century AD.


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