Archimedes and the Door of Science Setting & Symbolism

Jeanne Bendick
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Syracuse

The Sicilian city where Archimedes was born, spent most of his life, and died.

Sicily

The island off the coast of Italy where Syracuse is located.

Italy

The European nation - not a nation in Archimedes's time - where Rome was seated; it is to the north of Sicily.

Rome

The capital city-state of the early Roman Empire in Archimedes's time.

Carthage

The North African city-state that was fighting with Rome during Archimedes's time.

The Strait of Messina

The strait between Sicily and Italy whose control was disputed between Carthage and Rome.

Alexandria

The Egyptian city where Archimedes studied; at the time, it had one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Library of Alexandria and it also had the Museum, where Archimedes studied.

Ptolemy's Museum

The academy where Archimedes studied.

The Library of Alexandria

The great library of antiquity where Archimedes studied as a young...

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