The Greek Gazzette
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I am a young warrior living in Sparta, everything is so intense here. We are expected to live hard lives as soldiers. From the age of seven I have been trained for battle, I have endured all measures of pain in order to gain strength, I have marched without shoes and I am not well fed at all. My problem is that I am eighteen years old and I am ready to join the army, I want to fight for my city/state and I have done all the necessary work to be able to fight but I have to be twenty to join the military. I am thinking about sneaking into battle with the army, should I?
You will one day become a great warrior but you must complete your training. In the future, if you choose to sneak in, I can see the Gods becoming very angry. Zeus our God of the sky shall rain his powerful lightning upon you and Posiedon shall flood the army you sneak into with seawater and you shall destroy the cause you worked so hard to help. So go through the remainder of your training, it is the right path.
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We are deeply saddened to announce the death of great scientist and mathematician, Archimedes. He was killed two weeks ago when the Romans finally managed to invade his hometown of Syracuse, Sicily after a two year siege. A Roman soldier broke into his home while he was working on a mathematical diagram, the soldier demanded that he meet with the Roman general Marcus, when Archimedes refused he was killed.
Archimedes was born in the town of Syracuse around seventy years ago. He was most well known for his theory of buoyancy which states; A body submerged in a fluid loses as much weight as the weight of an equal volume of that fluid. Archimedes was also an accomplished inventor, among his many inventions are; the compound pulley and the Archimedes screw which is very helpful in drawing water out of a source. He was also known for harnessing the power of the lever, Archimedes once said. “Give me a place to stand and rest my lever on and I can move the earth.”
As an accomplished mathematician Archimedes discovered that any sphere with a radius is four times that of it’s largest circle. He also calculated that the volume of a sphere is two thirds that of a cylinder that it is inscribed in.
His life took a major turn when the Romans began invading his hometown of Syracuse. He responded to this challenge very loyally however, and used his skills to invent weapons to assist the town’s military and even suggested the use of mirrors to set enemy ships on fire.Archimedes, who was preceded in death by his father Phidas who was an astronomer, led a very accomplished and true life so may Hades be just to his soul as he enters the afterlife.
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