Apparently, this is National Pi Day…as in math. So here again a repeat of my Pie/Pi post…..
I was never good at math. Like most girls, I excelled in verbal acrobatics and science, but math and history were, well, Greek to me. Not surprising, I guess, since so much of what we know of math was first contemplated, theorized, solved, and proved thousands of years ago in ancient Greece. Of course, there was Pythagoras and his theorem. And then Archimedes, who first calculated an approximation of Pi (π)–the ratio of any circle’s circumference in proportion to its diameter– around 300 BC. They were pretty smart and all, but they got one thing very wrong. Pie are NOT square. Pies are most definitely, round.
The good news is, that the Grecians also gave us Baklava, Finikia, Dolmades, Spanikopita, and so many of my favorite foods that I owe eternal homage to Zeus and the rest of the guys on Mount Olympus. Don’t even get me started on Greek…
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