# Frases de Thomas Little Heath

## Thomas Little Heath

**Data de nascimento:** 5. Outubro 1861**Data de falecimento:** 16. Março 1940

Sir Thomas Little Heath was a British civil servant, mathematician, classical scholar, historian of ancient Greek mathematics, translator, and mountaineer. He was educated at Clifton College. Heath translated works of Euclid of Alexandria, Apollonius of Perga, Aristarchus of Samos, and Archimedes of Syracuse into English. Wikipedia

### Citações Thomas Little Heath

### „It is true that in recent years a number of attractive histories of mathematics have been published in England and America, but these have only dealt with Greek mathematics as part of the larger subject, and in consequence the writers have been precluded… from presenting the work of the Greeks in suflicient detail. The same remark applies to the German histories of mathematics, even to the great work of Moritz Cantor…“

Preface p. vi

A History of Greek Mathematics (1921) Vol. 1. From Thales to Euclid

### „The outstanding personalities of Euclid and Archimedes demand chapters to themselves. Euclid, the author of the incomparable Elements, wrote on almost all the other branches of mathematics known in his day. Archimedes's work, all original and set forth in treatises which are models of scientific exposition, perfect in form and style, was even wider in its range of subjects. The imperishable and unique monuments of the genius of these two men must be detached from their surroundings and seen as a whole if we would appreciate to the full the pre-eminent place which they occupy, and will hold for all time, in the history of science.“

Preface p. viii

A History of Greek Mathematics (1921) Vol. 1. From Thales to Euclid

### „The most probable view is that adopted by Nesselmann, that the works which we know under the three titles formed part of one arithmetical work, which was, according to the author's own words, to consist of thirteen Books. The proportion of the lost parts to the whole is probably less than it might be supposed to be. The Porisms form the part the loss of which is most to be regretted, for from the references to them it is clear that they contained propositions in the Theory of Numbers most wonderful for the time.“

Fonte: Diophantos of Alexandria: A Study in the History of Greek Algebra (1885), Ch. II, p.37

### „An edition is… still wanted which shall, while in some places adhering… to the original text, at the same time be so entirely remodelled by the aid of accepted modern notation as to be thoroughly readable by any competent mathematician, and this want it is the object of the present work to supply.“

Preface, p. ix

Apollonius of Perga (1896)

### „Almost the whole of Greek science and philosophy begins with Thales.“

Fonte: Achimedes (1920), Ch. II. Greek Geometry to Archimedes, p.8