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I 1087b 33 If. This Aristotelian doctrine (which may be of Pythagorean origin; cf. T. Heath, A History of Greek Mathematics [Oxford, 1921] I: 69) of the one as not itself a number because a measure is not the things measured, appears in Nichomachus of Gerasa's Introdlltlionis Arithmeticae, ed. by R. 3; translated by Martin L. D'Ooge (New York, 1926), pp. 237 and 239. Al-Kindi was familiar with this latter work, and its influence may be appearing here as well as in other writings; see further below, p.

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