Archimedes Facts

In 214 BC, after a siege that lasted two years, the Roman army stormed the powerful ancient city of Syracuse giving them complete control of the island of Sicily during the Second Punic War. During the Roman assault one of the most famous ancient Greek people who ever lived and one of the greatest minds in history, Archimedes of Syracuse, was killed by a Roman soldier. Although the exact details of the incident are unclear it is believed the Roman soldier was angered by Archimedes refusal to come with him to meet the Roman General Marcellus. It is said that Archimedes told the soldier that he had to complete a mathematical problem he was working on. On this page we list facts about Archimedes including information about his numerous contributions too many fields of science and information on his many inventions. This page should help both kids and adults understand this famous ancient Greek person better.

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