### „For the mathematician the important consideration is that the foundations of mathematics and a great portion of its content are Greek. The Greeks laid down the first principles, invented the methods ab initio, and fixed the terminology. Mathematics in short is a Greek science, whatever new developments modern analysis has brought or may bring.“

— Thomas Little Heath British civil servant and academic 1861 - 1940

Preface p. v

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