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" ... he did not think the inventing of them an object worthy of his serious studies, but only reckoned them among the amusements of geometry. Nor had he gone so far, but at the pressing instances of... "
A General History of Mathematics from the Earliest Times to the Middle of ... - Page 61
by Charles Bossut - 1803 - 540 pages
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Plutarch's Lives,: Translated from the Original Greek, with Notes ..., Volume 2

Plutarch - 1770 - 518 pages
...countrv at heart. to turn his art from abftracted notions to matters of fcnfe, and to make his reafonings more intelligible to the generality of mankind, by applying them to the ufes of common life. The firft that turned their thoughts to mechanics* a branch of knowledge which...
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Plutarch's Lives: Translated from the Original Greek, with Notes ..., Volume 2

Plutarch, John Langhorne, William Langhorne - 1794 - 404 pages
...entreated him to turn his art from abllracted notions to matters of fenfe, and to make his reafonings more intelligible to the generality of mankind, by applying them to the ufes of common life. The firft that turned their thoughts to mechanies, a branch of knowledge, which...
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Plutarch's Lives: Translated from the Original Greek, Volume 3

Plutarch - 1811 - 352 pages
...instances of king Hiero, who entreated him to turn his art from abstracted notions to material substances; and to make his reasonings more intelligible to the generality of mankind, by applying them through the medium of the senses to the uses of common life. The first that engaged in the ;tudy of...
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Plutarch's Lives, tr. by J. and W. Langhorne, Volume 1

Plutarchus - 1812 - 690 pages
...amusements of geometry. Nor had he gone so far, but at the pressing instances of kingHieio, who entreated him to turn his art from abstracted notions to matters...reasonings more intelligible to the generality of mankind, applying them to the uses of common sense. The first that turned their thoughts to mechanics, a branch...
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Plutarch's Lives, Volume 3

Plutarch - 1816 - 314 pages
...instances of king Hiero, who entreated him to turn his art from abstracted notions to material substances; and to make his reasonings more intelligible to the generality of mankind, by applying them through the medium of the senses to the uses of common life. The first that engaged in the study of...
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Plutarch's Lives, Volume 3

Plutarch - 1821 - 378 pages
...amusements of geometry. Nor had he gone so far, but at. the pressing instances of king Hiero, who entreated him to turn his art from abstracted notions to matters...reasonings more intelligible to the generality of mankind, applying them to the uses of common life. The first that turned their thoughts to mechanics, a branch...
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Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2

Plutarch - 1822 - 504 pages
...at the pressing instances of king Hiero, who entreated him to turn his art from abstracted netions to matters of sense, and to make his reasonings more intelligible to the generality of mankind, applying them to the uses of common life. The first that turned their thoughts to mechanies, a branch...
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Addresses Delivered at the Triennial Celebration ...

1824 - 718 pages
...amusements of Geometry. Nor had he gone so far, but at the pressing instance of King Hiero, who entreated him to turn his art from abstracted notions to matters...mankind by applying them to the uses of common life." Thus, according to Plutarch's account, it is King Hiero, who deserves the credit of having originally...
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Plutarch, Volume 2

Plutarch - 1831 - 380 pages
...amusements of geometry. Nor had he gone so far, but at the pressing instances of king Hiero, who intreated him to turn his art from abstracted notions to matters...reasonings more intelligible to the generality of mankind, applying them to the uses of common life. The first that turned their thoughts to mechanics, a branch...
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Plutarch's Lives: Tr. from the Original Greek; with Notes ..., Volume 2

Plutarch - 1834 - 496 pages
...of geometry. Nor had he gone so far, but at the pressing instanct┬┐s of kin┬┐ Hiero, who entreated him to turn his art from abstracted notions to matters...reasonings more intelligible to the generality of mankind, ap. plying them to the uses of common life. The first that turned their thoughts to mechanics, a branch...
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