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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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