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## Mathematical Texts (I): The Mathematical Training of Scribes

*Annette Imhausen*

### in Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- January 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780691117133
- eISBN:
- 9781400874309
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691117133.003.0010
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter discusses mathematical texts that originated from the Middle Kingdom. While this may well be caused by the vagaries of preservation, it might be that it reflects the actual situation, ... More

## Mathematical Texts (II): Tradition, Transmission, Development

*Annette Imhausen*

### in Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- January 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780691117133
- eISBN:
- 9781400874309
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691117133.003.0018
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The Greco-Roman Period is the second time in Egyptian history for which a significant corpus of mathematical texts happens to be extant. They are written in the Egyptian script and language of that ... More

## New Kingdom Mathematical Texts: Ostraca Senmut 153 and Turin 57170

*Annette Imhausen*

### in Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- January 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780691117133
- eISBN:
- 9781400874309
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691117133.003.0013
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter considers mathematical texts from the New Kingdom. Almost no mathematical texts from the New Kingdom are extant. So far, only two fragmentary ostraca have been published: Senmut 153 and ... More

## Two Examples of Administrative Texts

*Annette Imhausen*

### in Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- January 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780691117133
- eISBN:
- 9781400874309
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691117133.003.0014
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter presents two examples that illustrate basic mathematical concepts used during the New Kingdom: Papyrus Harris I and Papyrus Wilbour. Papyrus Harris I is primarily a political document, ... More

## Summary

*Annette Imhausen*

### in Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- January 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780691117133
- eISBN:
- 9781400874309
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691117133.003.0017
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter summarizes key discussions in chapters 9 to 15. The New Kingdom offers a variety of sources that provide insights into the uses and roles of mathematics at that time. As in previous ... More

## Hypatia: Life, Death, and Works

*Alan Cameron*

### in Wandering Poets and Other Essays on Late Greek Literature and Philosophy

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- November 2015
- ISBN:
- 9780190268947
- eISBN:
- 9780190268961
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190268947.003.0009
- Subject:
- Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Hypatia has been regarded historically as a pagan martyr, a great mathematician murdered by Christians, provoked by her outspokenness and jealous of her brilliance. The chapter, however, places what ... More

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