Life and Death of Archimedes
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...Archimedes The life story of Archimedes takes a modern reader to an exciting journeyinto “the genius of Hellenic learning” (Roller quoted in Jaeger 235). Indeed, there cannot be found a single word to describe the genius of Archimedes – one of the greatest scientists of antiquity. He has earned his fame as “the father of mathematics” (Hasan 1), but he has been equally celebrated as a philosopher, engineer, physicist, astronomer, and inventor. Jaeger in her research “Archimedes and the Roman Imagination”, compares Archimedes to Albert Einstein, stating he was “a symbol of intellect” known and respected by many and understood by few (Jaeger 7). My goal in this paper is to explore... The Number 20 March...