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Euclid lived during the reign of Ptolemy I and wrote an work made comprised of 13 volumes called Elements. As ruler during his reign (323-283 BC), Ptolemy personally sponsored Euclid, but found his work to hard to comprehend. Once, when Ptolemy asked of Euclid if there was no shorter road to geometry than the Elements, he replied, "Sire, there is no royal road to geometry."

It is believed though not proven that Euclid may have studied at Plato's Academy in Greece.

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