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He was probably the only mathematician of his time with such a high reputation. This is because he was not interest in new mathematical ideas but had invented war machines. They were particularly effective in the defense of Syracuse when it was attacked by the Romans and Marcellus. Plutarch writes in his work on Marcellus, the Roman commander, about how Archimedes' war machines were used against the Romans in the siege of 212 BC; "...
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Plutarch writes in his work on Marcellus, the Roman commander, about how Archimedes' war machines were used against the Romans in the siege of 212 BC; "... when Archimedes began to ply his engines, he at once shot against the land forces all sorts of missile weapons, and immense masses of stone that came down with incredible noise and violence; against which no man could stand; for they knocked down those upon whom they fell in heaps, breaking all their ranks and files...
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Reputation in Othello   mathematician   Rene Descartes Mathematician   Galileo Galilei, Astronomer/Mathematician   Early Twentieth-Century Literature – Modernist Literature In Particular – Is Never More Of Its Time Than When Aspiring To Appear Timeless, Or At Least To Evoke Ideas Of Timelessness. Discuss With Reference To Your Chosen Texts.   Man who invented video games   Norman Nicholson uses childhood as a means of exploring other ideas in Rising Five. Identify the ideas of the poem and comment on the ways in which they are presented.   How to get a reputation   how war was invented   Mathematics, invented, or discovered   Mathematician And The Musician   “Is mathematics discovered or invented?”   How reality is invented not discovered   Hobbies And Interest Change Over Time And Are More A Reflection Of Trend   Right Ideas, Wrong Time  
 
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