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Archimedes
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[1] of Syracuse C. 287-232 BC

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A. Life

A. was born in 287 BC in Syracuse, son of the astronomer Phidias. He was friends with King Hieron II, and later with his son Gelon. A. probably spent some time in Alexandria; he later sent on his writings to the mathematicians (Conon, Dositheus, Eratosthenes) who were working there. In Syracuse, A. studied problems of mathematical and physical theory, but also their practical application…

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Folkerts, Menso (Munich) and Degani, Enzo (Bologna), “Archimedes”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e132480>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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