Crucifixion of the Jews: Book 1

Lead–in #2 TimeLine 300 BCE – 1 BCE

300 BCE:  EUCLID

Euclid, a Hellenist living in Alexandria, Egypt publishes Elements, a 13–volume treatise on geometry and the ancient Greek version of number theory.

Euclidean geometry employs, among other
components:

– definitions

–  postulates (axioms: highest level “laws”);

–  propositions (theorems derived from postulates);

–  proofs of theorems.

Euclidean geometry is a self–contained construct of mathematical and formal logic of elegance and perfection.

Elements has been revised in over 1,000 editions, and is considered the most successful “textbook” ever written.

300 BCE:  THE ABACUS

The Babylonians invent the earliest calculator, the abacus, in Mesopotamia.

 

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