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Euclid, Greek mathematician, c. 300 B. C., author of the Elements and other works

Fishburn and Hughes: "A Greek mathematician from Alexandria who systematised contemporary mathematical knowledge. His treatise on geometry, The Elements, has remained the pre-eminent elementary geometry textbook for two thousand years. Such was Euclid's influence that until the beginning of the twentieth century geometry was referred to in British schools simply as 'Euclid'.

‘That Euclidean apparaturs’ relates to Spinoza's use of geometry in the exposition of his philosophical ideas. See More geometrico." (68)

Borges Index: 
El Movimiento Romántico, Introducción a la literatura inglesa, OCC, 831. El Siglo XIX. La Prosa, Introducción a la literatura inglesa, OCC, 838. Hotel Esja, Reikiavik, A, 59. Edward Kasner & James Newman, BP, 35. Epílogo, LA, 181. La pesadilla, SN, 52. 25 de diciembre de 1936, Reseñas, TC, 68. 8 de julio de 1938, Reseñas, Men of Mathematics, TC, 250. La cuarta dimensión, TR2, 95-97. Las pesadillas y Franz Kafka, TR2, 111.