Archimedes between legend and fact

  title={Archimedes between legend and fact},
  author={L. Russo},
  journal={Lettera Matematica},
  • L. Russo
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • Lettera Matematica
The figure of Archimedes that most are familiar with is depicted in the works of authors such as Vitruvius and Plutarch, who lived centuries after his death and transmit an image of the scientist that is deformed by legend. This paper re-examines what is actually known about the life of Archimedes and his personality. 
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