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calculus, ancients, mathematics
Mathematics is the most ancient of the sciences, yet it is not surpassed by any in modernity, bu is flourishing to-day at a rate unsurpassed and unapparelled by means of the Calculus. Mathematics is like to a wheel, which has influenced mechanism... Who invented this wheel, is not known but its influence is unconsciously felt by you and me, and the whole world about us in a greater or lesser degree.
Virginia, Sister Mary, "General Steps in the Revolution of the Calculus from the Time of the Ancients to the Present" (1931). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation. 69.