Nov 14

The Oldest Manuscript of Euclid’s Elements 888CE

Euclid's Elements Book VII Definitions 1 to 17 (part) from the oldest extant manuscript, MS. D'Orville 301 from 888 CE.

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Euclids_Elements_Book_VII_Definitions_1-16_MS-DOrville_301_888AD_Low-ResEuclid's definition of multiplication follows the number 16.

Image without numbering provided courtesy of the Clay Mathematics Institute.

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