Archimedes Accomplishments

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During the “Golden Age” of Greece, science was only a division of philosophy and was not based on clinical research. Hellenistic thinkers began to study the life sciences separately from philosophy and conducted empirical research to support their discoveries. These first “scientists” discovered many principles of the known universe which are still in use today. Archimedes of Syracuse was the most famous scientist of the era. As royal advisor to the King of Syracuse, he worked tirelessly to defend his home city against potential invaders and helped the government to develop well informed civil engineering projects. Among his more famous inventions were the Archimedes ’ Screw, Archimedes' Claw, and a “death ray”. The screw was a machine

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