Arkhimedes syrakusalainen (Archimedes of Syracuse)
Published by Karisto Oy
The prize-winning author transports his reader to Hellenistic Egypt - in the company of the most famous mathematician of Antiquity.
Young Archimedes is faced with great changes when he is sent to study in Alexandria. Times at home in Syracuse are unstable, but the sciences and arts flourish in the Greek metropolis in Egypt. The youth, brought up in sheltered circumstances, finds that travel broadens the mind - in the Mediterranean of Antiquity even more wildly than today. Archimedes is lucky to acquire a travelling companion, a mercenary who has lived life to the full, and his slave girl provides the mind of the mathematical genius with matters to mull over other than calculations. And the famous inventions come about in quite surprising circumstances...