Archimedes was a Greek Mathematician from Syracuse, Italy. He was an astronomer, physicist, inventor, and an engineer. Minimal details of his life are yet to be discovered, but his achievement of being the leader of scientists in the classical antiquity. Over the years of his life, Archimedes obtained as much knowledge as he could from his teachers and then decided to travel an extremity to Egypt and there began his study of Alexandria. In a lapse of time Archimedes earned a scholarship and he was known for having a great reputation. When he was done with studying and traveling he returned home to continue in the path of invention and thought. Many legends compare to how Archimedes was a replica of King Hero II. Archimedes was also
Odysseus, the hero in The Odyssey, and Aeneas, the hero in The Aeneid, fought in opposing sides in the Trojan war. Odysseus was the king of Ithaca and was arguably the smartest king and warrior in all of Greece, whereas Aeneas was a warrior from Troy whose destiny was to found the Roman race in Italy. While both men were highly acclaimed by their respective countrymen as heroes, they shared many similarities in respect to their background, their virtue and their struggles. However, amidst these similarities Odysseus and Aeneas were very different in their social status, their innate disposition and in the defining characteristics of their quest.
Unfortunately little is known about the life of Archimedes. In 287 B.C.E he was born in Syracuse. His father was an astronomer named Pheidias and as a man he traveled to Alexandria to study
Oedipus demonstrated great strengths while he lived in the city of Thebes. He was a very caring man; when his people needed aid "[he] willingly would do anything to help [them]" (Sophocles, 26). When the people of Thebes asked Oedipus to bring their land back to normal, he did everything he could to find out who was polluting the earth. Oedipus was also a very prosperous and successful man. He was the ."..Greatest of men; he held the key to the deepest mysteries; [and] Was envied by all his fellow-men for his great prosperity..."(Sophocles, 68). People from distant lands knew the name of Oedipus; he who conquered the Sphynx and helped Thebes become a flourishing city once again.
Petrarch had a very interesting life; he was born in Arezzo, Tuscany and lived until he was seventy years old. Born July 20, 1304 and died July 19, 1374. He had a passion for literature, but sadly his father forced him
Columbus was born around 1451 in the republic of Genoa (what today would be in Italy). As a teenager, he participated in some trading voyages in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas for a job to earn some money. When Columbus was young, voyages had always fascinated him so he decided to start sailing the seas, hoping he could discover something new. His first voyage to the Atlantic Ocean in 1476 nearly killed him when a group of French privateers attacked Columbus and his crew off the coast of Portugal. So Columbus had to swim all the way to Lisbon where he settled and married Felipa Perestrello. They had a son named Diego in about the year 1480. Columbus’ wife died soon after Columbus went to Spain and then had a second son Fernando who was born out of Wedlock in 1488 with Beatriz Enriquez de Arana. Columbus studied Mathematics, Astronomy, Cartography, and Navigation at Lisbon which is where Columbus would start his quest to finding a new world.
Odysseus had many adventures throughout his life, but the most important one were the ones between Troy and Ithaca. During these adventures, three important theories explained the myths of Odysseus’s encounters. The theory of social charter theory, feminism and ritual theory can all be related to some of the outrageous adventures that Odysseus had to go through.
Christopher Columbus was born in 1451, in the Republic of Genoa (Italy). His father worked as a weaver, Christopher did not take up his father’s trade and become a sailor on the Mediterranean. During one of his travels in 1476 he became shipwrecked and washed up on the shores of Portugal. Luckily for Christopher his brother was a well renowned chart maker who lived in Lisbon, Portugal. Christopher lived with his little brother for some time and learned the trade of chart making. He later left Portugal and traveled all over the European continent. It is believed he went as far as England and some parts of Scandinavia. During his travels he used his skills with charts to help him become a master navigator. He did not return to Portugal until 1479, the reason for his return was to be married. His wife died shortly after giving birth to his son in 1480.
One result of the revolution in Athens in 508 BCE was that Cleisthenes was made the leader of Athens. Athens wanted Cleisthenes to be the ruler because he promised to give the power to the people. “Cleisthenes… enlisted the people on his side, offering to hand over the government to the multitude” (Aristotle). Cleisthenes was one of the most influential leaders of Ancient Athens. He wanted to end the tyranny and aristocracy that had previously ruled Athens. Democracy was important to the Athenians because with democracy, they were not ruled by selfish tyrants or greedy aristocrats. The last ruler of Athens was a tyrant named Hippias ("Ancient Sources"). Hippias was exiled from Athens by the citizens with help from the Spartans.
Columbus was born in Genoa in 1451. He is famous for discovering America, although he wasn't the first. He was the son of a wool merchant and when he was a teenager, he got a job on a merchant ship. He sailed for many years and in August the third 1492 he took a voyage that changed his life forever. He sailed from Palos, Spain, with three small ships.
Often overlooked, Solon was possibly one of the most influential people from ancient Greece. Solon was most famous for being an Athenian statesman and lawmaker, though in his early years he was only a merchant. He lived from 638 to 558 B.C.E. He was the son of Execestidos, born into a distinguished but not particularly rich family. The three most important things about Solon were his achievements, beliefs, and contributions.
Christopher Columbus was born in born in Genoa, Italy in 1451. He was not born into a very wealthy family like many assume he was, but in fact was born into a middle working class family. Christopher’s father worked extremely hard as a wool weaver to support his wife and four children. Ever since a young age the ocean and the endless opportunities of where it could lead fascinated Christopher. As Columbus got older, he developed a theory. He believed it would be faster for European countries to travel westward to Asia rather then eastward.
Each individual encounters people, monsters, and events throughout life that influence actions and decisions; impacts of influences are exhibited in both Odysseus life and my own. Influences establish strengths of character, which determine response to situations and emotions such as distress, exasperation, and pleasure; each character strength is distinct to an individual whether a hero from the battle of Troy or a student from a small town. Strengths of character assist in the process of overcoming obstacles that are a part of life each day as insignificant as being unable to pass an exam or as strenuous as embarking on an epic journey across miles of waterways and land to return home. Everyone will encounter influences and obstacles that
Compare Aeneas and Odysseus in Their Role As Leaders And Prospective Hero's? Virgil's 'Aeneid' and Homer's 'Odyssey' are two very different stories, told from opposing viewpoints: that of the Trojans in 'The Aeneid,' and of the Greeks in 'The Odyssey.' The two leaders, Aeneas and Odysseus, that feature are therefore very different in their approach to
Euclid Of Alexandria may be the best-known mathematician of the world, he is best known for his work on mathematics The Elements. The fact that his work has survived so long, 2000 years in fact, is a tribute to his mathematical genius, however very little of him is known. Three theories abound as to the true nature of this historical figure. Not all historians agree that Euclid was in fact a historical figure, some argue that the school in Alexandria took up the name Euclid to publish their works. But the more accepted theories are that Euclid was in fact a real historical figure who may have been the leader of a team of mathematicians.