Very cool and informative post 🙂

It was the end of a particularly taxing day, and Canal, a prominent 14th-century Venetian merchant, was baffled. A friend had posed him a simple-sounding mathematical problem, but he still couldn’t figure it out. The problem went like this: the distance between Venice and Ancona is 200 miles, and there are two ships, one in […]

via Zibaldone: Blogging 14th-century-style — Nicholas C. Rossis

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