Friday, April 15, 2011

Timeline Update

Unfortunately this is the largest number of names we will have for a few hundred years until the Arabs make their contributions. It all goes down hill from here for a number of reasons

Hippasus of Metapontum (or of Sybaris or Croton) (c. 400?) 
Archytas of Tarentum (of Taras) (c. 428-c. 347) 
Plato (427-347)
Theaetetus of Athens (c. 415-c. 369) 
Leodamas of Thasos (fl. c. 380) 
Leon (fl. c. 375) 
Eudoxus of Cnidos (c. 400-c. 347)
Callipus of Cyzicus (fl. c. 370) 
Xenocrates of Chalcedon (c. 396-314) 
Heraclides of Pontus (c. 390-c. 322) 
Bryson of Heraclea (c 350?) 
Menaechmus (c. 350) 
Theudius of Magnesia (c. 350?) 
Thymaridas (c. 350) 
Dinostratus (fl. c. 350) 
Speusippus (d. 339)
Aristotle (384-322) 
Aristaeus the Elder (fl. c. 350-330) 
Eudemus of Rhodes (the Peripatetic) (fl. c. 335) 


  1. I am assuming these are mathematicians? I recognize about 1/4 of these names but it always good to learn some more.

  2. I need to read your blog more to pick up on my math skills :P

  3. Your knowledge of history is impecable

  4. That is absolutely incredible. All of the fundamentals of early mathematics are truly mind blowing.

  5. All this talk about maths is giving me flashbacks of my chem eng masters before I switched to medicine haha.

    Very interesting though, I like how you're talking about other things like the history of maths.

    Following :)

  6. I've never heard of any of these, then again, I did fail maths.

  7. I'm new to this blog... what am I looking at here?

  8. Reading math at high level at school. This helped a lot! Thanks!

  9. only know plato...
    shame over me...

  10. But they weren't in our world today. Today's different.

  11. why does it go downhill? xplain please.