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Elements, Euclid


ISBN/UPC: 9781888009194



Green Lion Press has prepared a new one-volume edition of T.L. Heath's translation of the thirteen books of Euclid's Elements. In keeping with Green Lion's design commitment, diagrams have been placed on every spread for convenient reference while working through the proofs; running heads on every page indicate both Euclid's book number and proposition numbers for that page; and adequate space for notes is allowed between propositions and around diagrams. The all-new index has built into it a glossary of Euclid's Greek terms.

Heath's translation has stood the test of time, and, as one done by a renowned scholar of ancient mathematics, it can be relied upon not to have inadvertently introduced modern concepts or nomenclature.

We have excised the voluminous historical and scholarly commentary that swells the Dover edition to three volumes and impedes classroom use of the original text. The single volume is not only more convenient, but less expensive as well.


  • Single volume of the thirteen books
  • Design and layout provide ample space for notes
  • Newly typeset for crisp reproduction
  • Newly lettered and redrawn drawings
  • Extensive index includes Greek terms
  • Section on Euclidean terminology

This book is paperback and is recommended reading for Hillsdale's free online course, "Mathematics and Logic: From Euclid to Modern Geometry"

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    Elements, Euclid

    Elements, Euclid