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Archimedes

Αρχιμήδης, 287-212 BC ,  Ancient Greek mathematician & inventor
ArchimedesThe most-famous mathematician and inventor in ancient Greece. Archimedes is known for his discovery of the relation between the surface and volume of a sphere and its circumscribing cylinder.
He is also known for his formulation of a hydrostatic principle (known as 'Archimedes’ principle') and a device for raising water, still used in developing countries, known as the Archimedes screw
He died during the Siege of Syracuse when he was killed by a Roman soldier despite orders that he should not be harmed. .
Most probably, he is the designer of the Antikythera mechanism.

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Ancient Greek

Give me a place to stand and I shall move the earth.

Δως μοι πα στω και ταν γαν κινάσω.


Do not disturb my circles!

Μη μου τους κύκλους τάραττε.

his last words to the Roman soldier who killed him


Eureka! (I found! I found!)

Εύρηκα! Εύρηκα!

running naked from his bath after dicovering the 'Archimedes principle'












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