Allegory of Arithmetic

Allegory of Arithmetic

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Caption: Allegory of Arithmetic (1504) by Gregor Reisch. This image shows the Ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras (c.580-c.490 BC) using an abacus (right), while the Roman philosopher Ancius Boethius (c.525-c.480 BC) uses arabic numerals and mathematical symbols.

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