Alittle after the time of Plato, but before Archimedes, in ancient Greece, a man named Euclid wrote the Elements, gathering and improving the work of his predecessors Pythagoras, Theaetetus, and Eudoxus into one magnificent edifice. This book soon became the standard for geometry in the classical world. With the decline of the great civilizations of Athens and Rome, it moved eastward to the center of Arabic learning in the court of the caliphs at Baghdad.
KeywordsPythagorean Theorem Common Notion Regular Pentagon Great Civilization Archimedean Solid
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