At 08:42 23.06.00 -0400, Fernando Q. Gouvea wrote:
> In that spirit, here is a question that came up recently in the > context of the usual account of how mathematicians' unhappiness > with Euclid's fifth Postulate led eventually to non-Euclidean > geometry. > > What is the current expert opinion on the status of the Parallel > Postulate in Greek mathematics?
Prof. Imre Toth has published extensively on this question: a long paper in one of the early volumes of the "Archive for History of Exact Sciences", and several other publications during the last twenty years or so.
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