The thirteen books of Euclid's ElementsVolume 1 of 3volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements plus critical apparatus analyzing each definition, postulate, and proposition in great detail. Covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations and historical notes. Vol. 1 includes Introduction, Books 12: Triangles, rectangles. 
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Contents
Euclid and the traditions about him  1 
THE ELEMENTS  146 
Definitions Postulates Common Notions  153 
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