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Headword: Γεωμετρία
Adler number: gamma,164
Translated headword: geometry
Vetting Status: high
Geometry is a science of something which can be known or assumed. For also the things of which geometry is a science are things which can be known and assumed.[1]
Egyptians invented this science, having first learned it from the immensity of the earth and the division of the lands, and then having written it down.[2]
Greek Original:
Γεωμετρία. γεωμετρία ἐστὶν ἐπιστήμη ἐπιστητοῦ ἢ ὑποληπτοῦ. ἐπιστητὰ γὰρ καὶ ὑποληπτὰ καὶ τὰ ὧν ἐστιν ἡ γεωμετρία ἐπιστήμη. ταύτην δὲ τὴν ἐπιστήμην ἐφεῦρον Αἰγύπτιοι, ἐκ τοῦ ἀπλέτου τῆς γῆς καὶ τῆς διαιρέσεως τῶν χώρων προδιδαχθέντες, εἶτα καὶ συγγράψαντες.
Again at epsilon 2626.
cf. generally gamma 163.
[1] Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentaries on Aristotle's Topica 482.14-15. Geometry can be about actual things (as when it is used to measure land) or about hypothetical things (as when deductions are made about any triangle).
[2] George the Monk, Chronicon 1.74.7-9, cf. 48.21-23.
Keywords: Christianity; chronology; definition; geography; historiography; mathematics; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 June 2002@19:48:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 25 June 2002@03:23:02.
David Whitehead (modified translation) on 26 June 2002@04:02:37.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 1 October 2005@16:34:01.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 5 June 2012@09:43:12.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 5 June 2012@10:28:53.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 5 September 2012@01:24:53.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, expanded note) on 5 September 2012@19:53:44.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 27 September 2015@09:35:26.


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