Another fun find in a library book ~


Library book insert, April 13, 2017

Another curious insert in a library book: a clipping about another book stapled to a piece of paper with some notes and stuck inside this book … which is an English translation of Boethius’s Latin translation of a book on the elements of arithmetic by Nichomachus of Gerasa, a first century Greek mathematician, who has actually been mentioned before in these pages … here! There I say that he lived in the 200s … but I don’t think that’s right. The Encyclopedia Britannica (here) says he “flourished” around the year 100.

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