Archimedes Influence On The People Of Syracuse

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Archimedes was born in Syracuse, Italy. Syracuse was known for its people’s interest in commerce, art, and science, which was probably one of the reasons why many of Archimedes’ discoveries are related to science. When he was older, he traveled to Alexandria, the home of Euclid for a period of time, to continue his studies. Euclid was a very well known mathematician who made important discoveries in geometry, and Archimedes was highly influenced by his works. When he went back to Syracuse, he created war machines in order to prevent the Romans from invading. Although these machines were extremely effective, the people of Syracuse were unable to defeat the Romans and many were killed because of this, including Archimedes. While he was alive,
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