The index below refers to the thirteen books of Euclid's Elements (ca. 300 BC), as they appear in the "Bodleian Euclid." This is MS D'Orville 301, copied by Stephen the Clerk for Arethas of Patras, in Constantinople in 888 AD. The manuscript now resides in the Bodleian Library, Oxford University.
Each book below contains an index by proposition to the manuscript images and to corresponding Greek and English text. The text comes from Heiberg and Heath, respectively. CMI wishes to recognize Mark Schiefsky and David Camden for this contribution. (See the acknowledgments below for the many institutions and people who have contributed to this project.)
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BOOK I | Triangles, parallels, and area |
BOOK II | Geometric algebra |
BOOK III | Circles |
BOOK IV | Constructions for inscribed and circumscribed figures |
BOOK V | Theory of proportions |
BOOK VI | Similar figures and proportions |
BOOK VII | Fundamentals of number theory |
BOOK VIII | Continued proportions in number theory |
BOOK IX | Number theory |
BOOK X | Classification of incommensurables |
BOOK XI | Solid geometry |
BOOK XII | Measurement of figures |
BOOK XIII | Regular solids |
The manucript was digitized at Oxford in the Fall of 2004 by Octavo.com with funds provided by the Clay Mathematics Institute. The work was carried out under the supervision of Czeslaw Jan Grycz of Octavo and Richard Ovenden of the Bodleian Library.
Octavo.com, now rarebookroom.org, is a digital library of rare books established by Dr. John Warnock. Libraries Without Walls, Inc. continues the digitization activities begun by Octavo under a non-profit structure. See: www.librarieswithoutwalls.org. All the digital collections of this manuscript derive from the 2004 digitization effort.
The Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) expresses its thanks to the Bodleian Library and Octavo.com for making these digital resources available to the interested public, educators, mathematicians, and historians. CMI is grateful to Mark Schiefsky and David Camden for providing the index by propositions keyed to the manuscript. The index to the images was constructed by Camden using a tool developed by Schiefsky. Schiefsky developed a prorgram which he used to construct the references to the Greek and English text. See Archimedes Project at Harvard University for further information. The digital text (Greek and English) that is used here is the result of the Perseus Project at Tufts University. It was supported by National Science Foundation.
Published May 8, 2008. Copyright 2008, Clay Mathematics Institute
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