> I didn't see any discussion of the history of the fallacies, > probably because that would be virtually impossible in most cases.
If one would write a history of fallacies for the benefit of learners of mathematics, don't forget to mention Euclid's "Pseudaria". The following is my translation from Greek of the relevant text in Proclus, "On Euclid":
"Since many ideas are apparently true and following from scientific principles, but lead away from the principles into error deceiving the thoughtless (= epipoleos = casual, superficial), he (=Euclid) has handed methods that enable us to have clear understanding of these issues, with the help of which methods we can train the beginners in this theory
(= geometry) so they can identify the fallacies, and remain undeceived. The treatise into which he incorporated these issues for our preparation he entitled Pseudaria, classifying in order the various techniques, training our mind for each case by various types of theorems, setting side by side the false and true results, and illustrating by practical means the refutation of the fraud. This book is then purgative and for training..."
All the best from rainy Crete, after I forget how many dry weeks.