NTM International Journal of History & Ethics of Natural Sciences, Technology & Medicine

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 156–167

Euclid’s Elements in the Czech Lands

  • Martina Bečvářová
Research Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00048-005-0216-4

Cite this article as:
Bečvářová, M. N.T.M. (2005) 13: 156. doi:10.1007/s00048-005-0216-4


Habent sua fata libelli.

[Terentianus 1st – 2nd century A.D.]

This article is dedicated to Euclid’s Elements, to translations of this work into Czech, and to the translators who have taken on the task of translation. It contains a short overview of the results achieved during a three-year project supported by the Czech Grant Agency.We explored how Euclid’s Elements were spread around the Czech lands.We will try to describe the circumstances that lay behind attempts to translate the Elements into the Czech language.

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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martina Bečvářová
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakulta dopravní ČVUT v PrazeKatedra aplikované matematikyPraha 1Czech republic