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Archimedes

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Definition: Greek inventor from Syracuse who was famous for his invention of the Lever and the Screw, a device that would raise water from one level to another. He came up with the theory of buoyancy, as in water. He was also a brilliant mathematician who came up with many famous theorems. He also invented weapons that repelled a Roman attack for a good long time.

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Ancient Greece
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Archimedes and the Theory of Buoyancy
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Detailed Biography of Archimedes
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