How the Ancient Greeks Shaped Modern Mathematics: A Short, Animated Introduction




If you think Ancient history doesn’t matter to your life today, think again. Created by The Royal Institution and the animation shop 12Foot6, this short animated video reminds us that the Greeks gave us some of the most basic concepts used in mathematics — concepts that we still use to navigate our modern world today. As with drama and philosophy, everything goes back to the Ancient Greeks.

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