## Day 15: Greek numbers and arithmetic

### Summary

Introduction to Greek numeration systems and arithmetic.

Sources for arithmetic and practical math.

Material culture: abacus, writing tablets.

Acrophonic and alphabetic number systems.

Fractions.

Addition and subtraction.

Multiplication tables: order matters.

Division table.

### Reading

Greek numeration systems handout.

Greek division table handout

### Homework

Greek arithmetic exercises.

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and
Classical Mathematics

Last modified: 17 October 2005
Duncan
J.
Melville

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