Ilustration from La Margarita Philosophica

Ilustration from La Margarita Philosophica

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Caption: Early 16th century illustration from La Margarita Philosophica showing two different types of arithmetic. The early Greek philosoper and mathematician Pythagoras (about 582-497 BC) is shown using an abacus, while the Roman philosopher Anicius Boethius (about 480-524 AD) uses arabic numerals and mathematical symbols.

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Keywords: abacus, anicius, arithmetic, boethius, different types, historical, history of science, mathematical, mathematician, mathematics, maths, pythagoras

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