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Duplication of the Cube
(1,109 words)

(κύβου διπλασιασμός/kýbou diplasiasmós according to Eratosthenes, in [1. 88,16]).

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I. General

The duplication of the cube ─ besides the  division of angles and circles and the  squaring of the circle ─ belongs to the three classic problems in Greek  mathematics. The challenge is such: to find ─ through the use of geometry ─ for a given cube with a side-length of a (and thus the volume of a 3) the side x of another cube whose volume is twice as big as that of the given cube…

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Folkerts, Menso (Munich), “Duplication of the Cube”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12211940>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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