Gem #1: Euclid's Elements

When I was a student, I was lucky enough to study in a school which had a very good library of books related to mathematics and mathematics education. Nowadays, you can study many of the great classical texts online. In 2009, I am going to share with you several gems that I have found online. In my quest for these texts on mathematics/mathematics education, a natural first stop is with one of the greatest mathematical texts of all times: The Elements, by Euclid.

Here is the text:
Euclid Elements

You can also download (or read online) this great book in Google Books. See these two links for two versions of the text.

Happy new year, and happy reading!


Jason Dyer said...

I actually prefer the online one at this link.

Alternately, if I care about the original Greek, I use this version with pictures from an 888 AD volume.

Reidar said...

Great! Thanks for the link! Do you actually read Greek? I have studied koiné (Greek) for half a year, but I am sorry to say that I cannot really read...


Anonymous said...

really qood linkk :) i am doing a project on him for my classs and i wass just wondering where he got his education from ..