Some dates in mathematics
- 387 b.c.e.
- Foundation of Plato's Academy. The inscription
over the doors is said (by Johannes Tzetzes in the 12th
century c.e.) to be:
—“Let none without [knowledge of] geometry come under my
roof.” The passage of Tzetzes is given in Ivor Thomas, Greek
Mathematical Works, vol. I (Loeb Classical Library 335), p. 386.
c. 262–c. 190
Apollonius of Perge (Conics)
c. 85 c.e.–c. 165
Claudius Ptolemy (Almagest)
proof of the Pythagorean Theorem)
La Geometrie of René Descartes
Last change: October 1, 2007