How Archimedes Proposed to Move the Earth

@article{Berryman2020HowAP,
  title={How Archimedes Proposed to Move the Earth},
  author={Sylvia Berryman},
  journal={Isis},
  year={2020},
  volume={111},
  pages={562 - 567}
}
In 1958 A. G. Drachmann examined the ancient reports concerning Archimedes’ demonstration that he could haul a ship single-handedly. This story is often associated with Archimedes’ boast, “Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth.” The reports concerning Archimedes’ ship-hauling feat offer conflicting accounts of the technology used: pulleys, overhead crane, windlass, or screw. Drachmann suggested that the device used was actually a composite of pulley, windlass, and screw. However… 
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