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Leaping out of the Page The Use of Diagram in Greek Mathematics, Prof Reviel Netz, British Academy

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Published on Mar 20, 2013

LECTURE IN CLASSICS AND ANCIENT HISTORY

Leaping out of the Page: The Use of Diagram in Greek Mathematics

Professor Reviel Netz

Thursday 14 March 2013, 6 -- 7.15pm followed by a reception

Why did Greek mathematicians rely so heavily on the diagram and why on a diagram of a very particular kind? This lecture surveys some of the recent research into Greek mathematical diagrams, bringing out the peculiarities of this unique artifact, and finally situates its use and its meaning within the larger patterns of the roles text, and images, played in ancient Greek writing as a whole.

About the Speaker:
Reviel Netz is Professor of Classics at Stanford University. He has published extensively in the field of ancient Greek mathematics, most recently as co-editor of The Archimedes Palimpsest (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

To find out more visit: http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2013/L...

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