Brown University Library Special Collections

Focus on Special Collections: Euclid’s Elements

Posted by Ann Morgan Dodge on November 11, 2010

Euclid’s Elements, composed 2400 years ago, is among the most ancient of Greek mathematical treatises and one of the first to be printed using movable type. ¬†Complete with illustrations and diagrams, it has been considered an essential component of educational curricula for centuries. ¬†At noon, on November 16, 2010, come to the Lownes Room in the John Hay Library to learn more about the history of the most influential textbook ever written.