851-0181-00L  A New History of Greek Mathematics

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersR. Wagner
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

AbstractThis course will review parts of the history of ancient Greek mathematics, evaluate its characteristic features, attempt to explain them, and reflect on their relation to contemporary mathematics.
ObjectiveThe students will have an overview knowledge of Greek mathematics, and will be able to reflect on it in historical terms and in relation to modern mathematics.
ContentWe will follow extracts from Reviel Netz's upcoming monograph entitled "A new history of Greek mathematics".