Name: Euclid nicknamed 'the geometer'

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Dates: c.325-270 BC

Brief biography: Next to nothing known about his life. Dates approximate. Worked at Alexandria, and famously told Ptolemy I (who ruled from 323 and reigned from 304-285) that 'there is no royal road to geometry'. 

Context

Works: Optics (on perspective) written before Phainomena.

References: I Bulmer-Thomas DSB 4.414-37.


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