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After a long siege by the Roman consul Marcellus, the city fell in 212 BC and was sacked; Syracuse thence was reduced to the status of a provincial town.
The period from Dionysius the Elder to 212 BC was brilliant in terms of culture.
The mathematician and physicist Archimedes, born (287 BC) in Syracuse, directed the defense of the city against the Romans and was killed during the sack of the city.
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 Archimedes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Archimedes of Syracuse (circa 287 BC - 212 BC), was a Greek mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physicist and engineer.
Using only ancient Greek geometry, he also gave the equilibrium positions of floating sections of paraboloids as a function of their height, a feat that would be taxing to a modern physicist using calculus.
Apart from general physics he was an astronomer, and Cicero writes that in the year 212 BC when Syracuse was raided by Roman troops, the Roman consul Marcellus brought a device which mapped the sky on a sphere and another device that predicted the motions of the sun and the moon and the planets (i.e.
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 Trisecting the Angle: Archimedes' Method --  Encyclopædia Britannica
285–212/211 BC) made use of neusis (the sliding and maneuvering of a measured length, or marked straightedge) to solve one of the great problems of ancient geometry: constructing an angle that is...
Three approaches can be distinguished: Hippocrates' dodge of substituting one problem for another; the application of a mechanical instrument, as in Hippias's device for trisecting the angle; and the technique that proved the most fruitful, the...
His device depends on a curve, now known as the quadratrix of Hippias, that is produced by plotting the intersection of two moving line segments, as shown in the.
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530-510 BC In the 6th century BC a balance had arisen between the powers of the Etruscan cities, the Greek cities and Carthago.
600 BC) and other cities along the Ligurian coast, by the raising power of Carthago who organised the Phoenician colonies in the West and by the colonisation of the Eolian islands by Knidians and Rhodians (c.
Since also the expansion of Carthago on Sardinia (since 8th century) was threatened (Olbia on the NE coast of the island points to the presence of Phocaeans), Etruscans and Carthagenians forced the Phocaeans to abandon Alalia, after the naval battle of Alalia (c.
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This coin represents the traditional type of Tarentum, first issued in the middle of the fifth century BC, but discontinued in 228 BC under Roman domination.
In 219 BC, Hannibal deliberately provoked Rome by capturing Saguntum in Spain, precipitating the Second Punic War (218-201 BC).
Hannibal finally returned to the Carthaginian homeland of North Africa in 203 BC after it was invaded by Scipio Africanus Major.
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 10.2. Archimedes (287? -212 B.C.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Born in 287 B.C., in Syracuse, a Greek seaport colony in Sicily, Archimedes was the son of Phidias, an astronomer.
In 212 B.C., Marcellus, a Roman general, decided to conquer Syracuse with a full frontal assault on both land and sea.
Huge catapults hurled 500 pound boulders at the soldiers; large cranes with claws on the end lowered down on the enemy ships, lifted them in the air, and then threw them against the rocks; and systems of mirrors focused the sun rays to light enemy ships on fire.
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The golden age of Athens, around 480-400 BC, which is what we normally think of when we think of the glory of ancient Greece, hardly rates a footnote in the history of mathematics.
Plato (~380 BC) had great respect for mathematics, and even travelled west to learn from the Pythagoreans; the main result of this was not new mathematics but rather a kind of mystical reverence for mathematics as the key to the universe, transmitted through the writings of Plato to the Renaissance.
Archimedes was actually killed by a Roman soldier at the siege of Syracuse in 212 BC, an episode which was part of the larger Roman campaign against Carthage.
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 3rd century BC
Mencius, Chinese philosopher and sage (371 - 289 BC).
* Ptolemy II Philadelphos (284 BC-246 BC) and his wives Arsinoe I and Arsinoe II Philadelphos.
Qin Shi Huang, Chinese Emperor (259 - 210 BC, reigned 246 - 210 BC).
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 Herdonia - 212 BCE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As in Herdonea I (212 BC), Hannibal had to come to rescue the town under siege by a Roman army under the command of a Gn.
In this case, as opposed to Herdonea 212 BC, Dodge presume that the Romans formed two “thick” lines in order to better resist the frontal onslaught, with two Legions and Ala deployed with the usual H-P-T formation, and all velites ahead.
Though not even stated in his text (not to say in Livy’s), in the map he also put the Cavalry only on one wing but this may be due to a mistake.
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 Contemporaries 800 BC-AD 600, Greek Mythology Link.
Theban strategist, killed in battle in 362 BC.
Known as Fulgentius Mythographus, he was influential during the Middle Ages, when his "Mitologiarum libri tres" explained the myths by etymology and allegorism.
Not a fragment survives, but his work was described by the traveller Pausanias.
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384-BC: Birth of Aristotle, philosopher (Dies in 322 BC).
Caesar is appointed governor of Gaul (58 BC)
44 BC: Caesar assassinated by a group of Romans led by Brutus and Cassius.
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In 407 B.C. he became a pupil and friend of Socrates.
He studied (367-347 B.C.) under Plato and later (342-339 B.C.) tutored Alexander the Great at the Macedonian court.
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Control of "Greece" was divided between a number of independent city-states which often formed shifting alliances with each other or fought to expand or preserve their spheres of influence.
Different parts of Italy, at different times, were "colonized" by different Greek city/states, in the BC millennium.
264 BC Rome had substantially completed the conquest of the Penisula and launched the Punic Wars to gain dominance in the greater Mediterranean area.
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 CMA Exhibition Feature : Syracuse
Envious of this city-state's prosperity and influence, Athens attacked Syracuse under the command of Alcibiades in about 415 BC.
During his rule, Hieron I (about 478-467 BC) hosted several famous poets in Syracuse: Aeschylus, Pindar, Simonides, and Bacchylides.
Perhaps Syracuse's most renowned native son was Archimedes (about 287-212 BC), the greatest mathematician of antiquity, renowned for his work in geometry.
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Learn more about 3rd century BC in the online encyclopedia.
3rd century BC 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - other centuries)
(2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium AD)
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PHYS 212: Tycho & Kepler

Early Greeks assumed the size of the whole universe was just a few miles, but estimates kept getting larger as people travelled longer distances.
A later Greek estimate is that of Archimedes (287-212 BC).
In his book The Sand Reckoner, he estimates the number of grains of sand which would fill the universe, in order to demonstrate use of a mathematical notation which he had developed for representing large numbers.
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167 BC Antiochus invade Jerusalem and desecrates the temple
Roman general Pompey annexes Syria 64 BC Causes of Decline
Rome claimed Egypt as a province in August of 30 BC following Octavian's defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII, last of the Ptolemies, at the battle of Actium (31 BC)
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 Archimedes
These were particularly effective in the defence of Syracuse when it was attacked by the Romans under the command of
A ship was frequently lifted up to a great height in the air (a dreadful thing to behold), and was rolled to and fro, and kept swinging, until the mariners were all thrown out, when at length it was dashed against the rocks, or let fall.
Archimedes was killed in 212 BC during the capture of Syracuse by the Romans in the Second Punic War after all his efforts to keep the Romans at bay with his machines of war had failed.
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 217 BC
217 BC Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC
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Second Punic War: Hannibal destroys the Roman army under consul Flaminius[?] at the Battle of Lake Trasimene[?].
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 Spain - Campaigns of the Five Armies, 214-212 BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Spain - Campaigns of the Five Armies, 214-212 BC The Carthaginians strike back in Spain (214 BC)
The Barca brothers, Mago and Hasdrubal, struck first in 214, advancing into the territory of some of Rome's new Spanish allies near Acra Leuce, defeating their tribal forces.
Gisgo was in the west, commanding from Gades to the mouth of the Tagus.
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Archimedes of Syracuse (circa 287 BC - 212 BC), was a Greek mathematician, astronomer, physicist and engineer.
, (212 BC Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC
Gaius Julius Caesar (July 13, 100 BC - March 15, 44 BC) was a Roman military and political leader whose conquest of Gallia Comata extended the Roman world all the way to the Oceanus Atlanticus and introduced Roman influence into modern France, an accomplishment whose direct consequences are visible to this day.
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Give me where to stand, and I will move the earth.
Archimedes (287 BC - 212 BC), 300 B.C. Results from Classic Quotes:
Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth.
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In a circle of radius r, Area/Circumference = r/2: Archimedes 287-212 BC The quadratic formula: unknown Babylonian scribe, c.
2500 BC The fundamental theorem of Calculus: probably Isaac Barrow (1630-1677)
Euclid 300 BC Alexander the Great 356-323 BC Archimedes 287-212 BC Julius Caesar 100-44 BC Diophantos c.250
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 300 BC to 150 AD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Archimedes - 287 BC to 212 BC Convergent Geometric Series
Heron - 150 BC Expresses the Area of a Triangle in terms of the Sides
Hipparchus - 140 BC Lunar Parallax and Astronomical Discoveries
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Roman Republic, 275-270 BC, bronze 2 litrae (anon.), 6.94g
Rev.: The Dioscuri, facing between their horses, each with spear, legend in ex.
Rev.: Two soldiers fighting, each armed with sword and shield, the left one protecting fallen comrade, the other with horned helmet, legend Q. THERM M.[F] in ex.
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