Research Paper

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

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 156-167

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Euclid’s Elements in the Czech Lands

  • Martina BečvářováAffiliated withFakulta dopravní ČVUT v Praze, Katedra aplikované matematiky

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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.