From: Syrakuse (Sicily)
Son of: Pheidias
Dates: 287-212 BC
Brief Biography:His genuine works are not in their original form; e.g. On equilibrium of planes 1 is possibly an excerpt from a larger (lost) work Elements of Mechanics; On sphere and cylinder has been purged of Archimedes' Sicilian-Doric dialect. There are lots of web sites about him; this is a good place to start.
References: M Clagett DSB 1.213-231
There is a good website on Archimedes at Drexel University Dept. Maths and Comp. Sci., here.
T E Rihll
Last modified: 19 March 2008