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ancient Greek numeral system a study of some problematic forms by Antonio Lillo

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Published by R. Habelt in Bonn .
Written in English


  • Indo-European languages -- Numerals.,
  • Greek language -- Numerals.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Antonio Lillo.
LC ClassificationsP643 .L55 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 66 p. ;
Number of Pages66
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1980348M
ISBN 103774924511
LC Control Number90225008

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We now look at a second ancient Greek number system, the alphabetical numerals, or as it is sometimes called, the 'learned' system. As the name 'alphabetical' suggests the numerals are based on giving values to the letters of the alphabet. It is worth noting that the Greeks were one of the first to adopt a system of writing based on an alphabet. 10 rows  Greek numerals are a system of representing numbers using letters of the Greek Abjad Armenian Cyrillic Ge'ez: Hebrew, . The ancient Greek numeral system, known as Attic or Herodianic numerals, was fully developed by about BCE, and in regular use possibly as early as the 7th Century BCE. It was a base 10 system similar to the earlier Egyptian one (and even more similar to the later Roman system), with symbols for 1, 5, 10, 50, , and 1, repeated as 5/5(47). exposed to this base 10 positional system. He wrote a book called Liber Abaci in in which he promoted the Indian numeral system in Europe. He said, “There I had been introduced to the art of Indians’ nine symbols through remarkable teaching, knowledge of the art very soon pleased me above all else and I came to understand it.”File Size: 1MB.

The Yuki Indians of California used a base-8 numeral system. Instead of basing their system on the digits on their hands, they based it on the spaces between the digits. The Ancient Mayans used a base system, as they counted with the digits on their hands and feet. They lived in a hot climate where people didn’t wear closed toe Size: 4MB. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Lillo, Antonio. Ancient Greek numeral system. Bonn: R. Habelt, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book. People in ancient Greece had a variety of different ways of writing down numbers, but none of them was very efficient. (And of course different Greek city-states used somewhat different systems, too). Some Greeks used a system based on writing the first letter of the word for that number. Like in Greek you say Ten “Deka”, so they would draw a D to mean It looks like that Indus people followed 8-fold system,as well as the numeral system of greeks. The Greek system is based on basic unit of 5 and multiples of 5. Most probably 10 is depicted as X, and it is likely that "5" could have been indicated by the symbol" ".

Mathematics - Mathematics - Ancient mathematical sources: It is important to be aware of the character of the sources for the study of the history of mathematics. The history of Mesopotamian and Egyptian mathematics is based on the extant original documents written by scribes. Although in the case of Egypt these documents are few, they are all of a type and leave little doubt that . By the Alexandrian Age, the Greek Attic system of enumeration was being replaced by the Ionian or alphabetic numerals. This is the system we discuss. The (Ionian) Greek system of enumeration was a little more sophisticated than the Egyptian though it was non-positional. Like the Attic and Egyptian systems it was also decimal. Greek numerals are a system of representing numbers using letters of the Greek are also known by the names Milesian numerals, Alexandrian numerals, or alphabetic modern Greece, they are still in use for ordinal numbers, and in much of the same way that Roman numerals are in the West; for ordinary numbers, Arabic numerals are Armenian Cyrillic Ge'ez: Hebrew, . This book is written by a scholar of Greek history and is contributed by other knowledgeable scholars in the subjects of history, art, sculptures, and various other aspects. The author of this book believes that pictures, plans, maps, and continuous text are absolutely necessary in describing the culture of the ancient Greek world.