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comment When was Silver ever more valuable than Gold?
I'm pretty sure this happened in ancient Rome for a short time, after great deals of gold plunder were brought to the city. I can't immediately remember which war this was in, sorry.
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comment Literacy in the classical world
@LennartRegebro: I'm certainly not saying that it contradicts 5-10%, just that it seems to put a reasonable lower bound on the number. You couldn't easily argue 0.5%, for example.
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comment First recorded use of a traditional tombstone?
Certainly these were common (for the well-off) in ancient Rome. I don't know how much further back they date.
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comment Early history of prime numbers
The paper was especially useful, thanks!
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accepted Early history of prime numbers
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answered How far into the past was significance ascribed to the Golden Ratio?
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comment Literacy in the classical world
@Luke: If what you're saying is that there's so much information out there that I should split this into several questions, I'd be happy to do that!
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revised What were tally sticks?
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comment Early history of prime numbers
E.g. homsigmaa.org
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comment Early history of prime numbers
@T.E.D.: I've always heard the field called "history of mathematics" or HOM. I have no strong opinion of what the tag should be called.