EUCLID, ELEMENTS OF GEOMETRY, IN LATIN

13th century, 8 1/4 x 5 1/8 in. (21 x 13 cm), MS. Savile 19, fols. 26v–27r

In the twelfth century the Arabic text of Euclid’s "Elements" was translated into Latin (though a Latin translation direct from the Greek already existed). Versions are ascribed to Herman of Carinthia, Adelard of Bath, and Gerard of Cremona. The many different renderings were reworked numerous times, together with detailed annotations and commentaries by generations of scholars.



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