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Submitted by Richard Zach on Mon, 11/19/2007 - 6:26pm

On FOM, Allen Hazen points to a review in Nature of Reviel Netz and William Noel's The Archimedes Codex. Here's Netz's own report on the relevant part of the palimpsest in which Archimedes comes up with the definition of equality between infinities in terms of a one-to-one correspondence. Also, transcript of Nova segment on the palimpsest.

PS: But see Alasdair Urquhart's assessment.