There is no zero in Roman numerals. There is no zero in Roman numerals.
Who invented zero, and when? THE ancient Greeks were aware of the concept of zero (as in 'We have no marbles'), but didn't think of it as a number. Aristotle had dismissed it because you couldn't divide by zero and get a down-to-earth result. The Romans never used their numerals for arithmetic, thus avoiding the need to keep a column empty with a zero symbol. Ask Dr. Math. Roman Numerals: The Epic Guide. How to Read Roman Numerals.