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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Last modified: 17 October 2005
Duncan J. Melville

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