How old is the Greek language and its writing?

Akousilaos from Argos, a hardly known ancient Greek writer, was a very important figure for ancient Greek History (Mythology included);  he was one of the main ‘sources’ for most of the Historians and Mythographs that followed his time. Continue reading “How old is the Greek language and its writing?”

The genius of Archimedes; Sun-focusing mirrors and Steam cannons – The legend tested by modern Science

This post is a summary of information on two legendary inventions of Archimedes, the ancient Greek mathematician and engineer; the Sun-focusing mirrors and the Steam cannon, both used to defend Syracuse from the Romans. Science has tested whether or not inventions like these were possible (and, to what extent, effective) back then. Continue reading “The genius of Archimedes; Sun-focusing mirrors and Steam cannons – The legend tested by modern Science”

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