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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8896
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:And Archimedes, as he was washing, thought of a manner of computing the proportion of gold in King Hiero’s crown by seeing the water flowing over the bathing-stool. He leaped up as one possessed or inspired, crying, “I have found it! Eureka!”
ATTRIBUTION:Pleasure not attainable according to Epicurus. 11.
 

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