I was born in 287 B.C. in the port of Syracuse, Sicily in the colony of Magna Graecia. My father, Phidias, was an astronomer. Many people consider me the most famous mathematician and inventor of ancient Greece. I am writing this blog to document not only my discoveries and inventions but also my daily life; I hope this will give the reader an inside look into my everyday life activities and a better sense of who Archimedes really is.

I have lived in Syracuse my whole life except when I was attending school at Euclid’s in Alexandria. I was able to meet many people during my time in Alexandria, and made friends with many Alexandrian mathematicians. I have always been well-known in my city, and have had many friends.

Sadly, in 212 B.C. I was killed during the Second Punic war by a Roman soldier when Syracuse was captured by the Roman forces after a two year siege.


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