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    things to help understand the world and how it works. One of those remarkable scholars was Eratosthenes of Cyrene who lived to be about eighty-two years old. Eratosthenes was born in Greece in a colony known as Cyrene now days called Shahhat, Lybia. He later on moved to live and work in the city of Alexandria. Eratosthenes was a man who excelled in many fields of studies such as geography, mathematics, history, poetry and others. Many of the works that Eratosthenes…

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    Eratosthenes Shadow

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    Eratosthenes was a Greek mathematician, poet, and astronomer, but he is most famously known for being the first person to make a measurement for the size of the Earth. Over 2000 years ago, at the city of Syene, the sun’s rays fell upon a temple column casting a shadow, (1). The scientist noticed that as the sun reached midday, the shadow would not be casted since the sun was directly over the column. However, 800 kilometers to the north in the city of Alexandria, at the same moment at noon,…

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    Geometry and Eratosthenes In Professor Russ physical science class, there’s a plethora of subjects you, as a student, are bound to cover. This semester we had discuss over twenty different fields of science; the first being Geometry and Eratosthenes computing circumference of earth. We started the final semester off with two worksheets. The first was the “Angles of a Triangle”, we had to cut out the three angles of the triangle and piece them together in a shape. The three angles form a…

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    LYSIAS I.22-27: MAKING A MURDERER JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE WORD COUNT (QUOTED GREEK TEXT IN FOOTNOTES): 1,078. The pivotal murder scene of Lysias’ On the Murder of Eratosthenes, described in 1.22-27, is one of the most carefully constructed passages in the speech. Andrew Wolpert praised it in 2001 as a “rhetorical masterpiece in self-fashioning”. Euphiletos, the speech giver, defends himself against the charge of murdering Eratosthenes by arguing that it was a justifiable homicide; according to…

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    This story is about the trail of Euphiletos who is been incriminated for the killing of Eratosthenes after he caught him and his wife committing adultery. Euphiletos committed the murder in front of witnesses and he has to prove that he didn’t plan the murder but acted legally instead. To achieve this he needs to explain his live before the murder and the murder itself to the jury. He does this by painting picture of an ordinary man in his speech and this gives the reader the history the…

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    Eratosthenes was a Hellenistic mathematician who lived during 276 - 195 B.C. He was born in Cyrene, Greece, which is now known as present-day Libya. He embarked on a journey to Athens, where he continued his studies. Around 240 BC, shortly following the death of the previous librarian, Eratosthenes became a librarian at the esteemed Library of Alexandria. He was such a well-rounded scholar that his colleagues gave the nickname “Pentathlos”. The nickname had a connotation of being balanced and…

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    Euphiletus Trial Essay

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    This paper will discuss the case of Euphiletus and how he got put to trial for killing the man his wife was having relations with. Euphiletus testifies that the letter of the law protects a man if he does find his wife in bed with another man and out of anger kills him. On the other hand, the spirit of the law says, because Euphiletus took five days to actually commit the murder the letter of the law does not apply to his case. Through Euphiletus court testimony he has given proof to prove that…

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    Ancient Greek Essay

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    Mathematics: The Greatest Legacy from Ancient Greece to the Modern World The greatest legacy of Ancient Greece to the modern world is mathematics. Ancient Greece was the source of great mathematicians like Archimedes, Pythagoras, Euclid and Eratosthenes who provided the modern world with a strong base to the knowledge we have today. They gave the modern world hydrostatics, the volume of a sphere and the calculation of pi which is used to design impressive sea vessels, industrial tanks and…

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    In Aeschylus’ Agamemnon and Lysias 1, the characterization of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon’s relationship is similar with Euphiletos and his wife; however, when we focus on the character’s specific gender roles, they are immensely different. Both marriages are built on deceit and lies. They also revolve around the concept of adultery but each individual responds in a certain way that is unique to their role. On one side, Euphiletos murders the adulterer, Eratosthenes, and defends himself as being…

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    appearance of the stars moving across the sky was actually caused by the Earth's rotation. Eratosthenes and the Earth's Girth One can see that many of the ancient astronomers were also mathematicians; this skill, after all was essential to their theorizing and experimenting. One astronomer's knowledge of geometry enabled him to measure the circumference of the Earth (that is, near-accurately). This astronomer was Eratosthenes of Cyrene. Sometime around 240 B.C. , Eratosthenes conducted an…

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