Egypt : ARISTOTLE: "..mathmatical arts were founded in Egypt"

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"At first he who invented any art whatever that went beyond the
common perceptions of man was naturally admired by men, not only
because there was something useful in the inventions, but because he
was thought wise and superior to the rest. But as more arts were
invented, and some were directed to the necessities of life, others to
recreation, the inventors of the latter were naturally always regarded
as wiser than the inventors of the former, because their branches of
knowledge did not aim at utility. Hence when all such inventions
were already established, the sciences which do not aim at giving
pleasure or at the necessities of life were discovered, and first in
the places where men first began to have leisure. This is why the
mathematical arts were founded in Egypt; for there the priestly
caste was allowed to be at leisure."​

- From Aristotle's Metaphysics (350 B.C.)​
translated by W. D. Ross​
 

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"At first he who invented any art whatever that went beyond the​
common perceptions of man was naturally admired by men, not only​
because there was something useful in the inventions, but because he​
was thought wise and superior to the rest. But as more arts were​
invented, and some were directed to the necessities of life, others to​
recreation, the inventors of the latter were naturally always regarded​
as wiser than the inventors of the former, because their branches of​
knowledge did not aim at utility. Hence when all such inventions​
were already established, the sciences which do not aim at giving​
pleasure or at the necessities of life were discovered, and first in​
the places where men first began to have leisure. This is why the
mathematical arts were founded in Egypt; for there the priestly​
caste was allowed to be at leisure."​

- From Aristotle's Metaphysics (350 B.C.)​
translated by W. D. Ross​
How many books did Aristotle write?

During his life Aristotle wrote NO books.

ALL of his books were compiled after his death by his students, and many of those books were composed of notes, which is why Aristotle is actually very turgid reading. Essentially, when one reads Aristotle one is reading lecture notes.
 

Asomfwaa

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Hotep,

Though White folk always need to be taken with a grain of salt.

Mathematics was learned by the Egyptians from Thoth, an Ethiopian deity. So to say, Greece may have learned from Egypt, but Egypt learned from Ethiopia.
 
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