After reading this article I think I now know what I am going to do my final on. This article on Archimedes was incredible. It gave so much information on the man its unbelievable. Anybody who is interested with the history of math would love this article, I never knew that so much happened with math back in his period of time, B.C.In this article I read that he is considered one of the greatest mathematicians of all times. I have heard of the name Archimedes before but I thought he was only a mathematician but acording to the article he achieved fame by his mechanical inventions. Archimedes was killed in 212 BC during the capture of Syracuse by the Romans in the Second Punic War after all his efforts to keep the Romans at bay with his machines of war had failed. After reading this whole article I have gained a great deal of knowledge on Archimedes, I never knew any background or information on the man before. He accomplished many things in his life which also included the publication of many books he wrote and from what I read died in a very bad way. If I do decide to write my final on him then this article will be at the top of my works cited page.