His works are based on the works of Eudoxus and Theaetetus, two earlier mathematicians.

Euclid is best known for his work on geometry, however, his work was not limited to this.

He also wrote about other topics, including optics, catoptrics, and perspective.

It was first translated into Latin by English monk Adelard of Bath in 1120 AD.

A century later, the English merchant Sir Henry Billingsley translated the work into English.

His book has remained in circulation ever since.