Pythagorean Theorem in the original Greek
May 12, 2014 10:57 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a textual version of a2
that is as old as possible, among all the Greek sources.
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I am looking for the earliest statement of the Pythagorean theorem in Greek. I want it to be as text, hopefully something like "the sum of the squares on the sides is equal to the square on the hypotenuse".
- It's probably not stated that way, but that's fine.
- Greek text is a requirement.
- Older is better.
I've gotten some indication that I should look in Euclid's Elements, but haven't managed to track that down. I thought there might be some MeFi classicists who had this at their fingertips. Thanks.