“The Death of Archimedes,” Karl Capek, 1949

“The Death of Archimedes,” Karl Capek, 1949 — (short) A reimagining of Archimedes’s last moments.  After conquering Syracuse, Romans burst in upon Archimedes, who is busy with “his circles.”  Archimedes contrasts the importance of his method of calculating the area of a segment of a circle with the power of the Roman empire.

Comments: Read in Fantasia Mathematica.

Author: Wikipedia: “Karel Čapek  (January 9, 1890 – December 25, 1938) was a Czech writer of the 20th century.”


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