Knows the story of how Archimedes discovered the law named after him, jumped out of the bath without a tunic shouting, Eureka! Is sage running down the street without outerwear, today is hard to say. But the very opening, documented, no one disputes.
But the legend of the burning of the Roman fleet is somewhat different. For sure to find out whether Archimedes burnt the Roman fleet or is it only an invention of historians now impossible. What are silent witnesses? Extant several descriptions assaults Syracuse, Archimedes during which, according to legend, the Romans burned the ships. Read the rest of this entry »