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Ευκλείδης, 4th-3rd cent. BC ,  Greek mathematician, the “father of geometry”
EucliidHe was active in Alexandria during the reign of Ptolemy I (323–283 BC). His Elements is one of the most influential works in the history of mathematics, serving as the main textbook for teaching geometry until the 20th cent.

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There is no royal road to geometry.

Μη είναι βασιλικήν ατραπόν επί γεωμετρίαν.

his answer to the king of Egypt Ptolemy, who asked for a shorter way to learn Geometry


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