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1749 Excerpt: ...Geometrical Figure', that he neither heard the
Noise and Hurry of the Stmans, nor perceived that the City was
taken. In this Transport of Study and Contemplation, a Soldier came
suddenly upon him, and commanded him to follow him to Manctlus;
which he resusing to do 'till he had sinished his Problem, ard
sitted it for Demonstration; the Soldier, in a Rage, drew his Sword
and ran him through. Others write, that Archimedes seeing a Soldier
come with a drawn Sword to kill him, intreated him to hold his Hand
one Moment, that he might not die with the Regret of having lest
his Problem unsinished, and the Demonstration impersect; but that
the Soldier, without any Regard, either to his Problem or
Demonstration, killed him immediately. Others again write, that as
Archimedes was carrying some Mathematical Instruments in a Box to
Marcellus, as Sun-Dials, Spheres, and Angles, with which the Eye
might measure the Magnitude of the Sun's Body, some Soldiers met
him, and believing there was Gold in it, stew him. But what is
roost certain, and wherein all Historians agree j is, that
Marcellus was extremely concerned at his Death f that he would not
so much as look upon his Murderer, detesting him as an execrable
'Villain; and that having made a diligent Enquiry aster his
Relations, he granted them his Protection, and shewed 'em many
signal Favours upon his Account. The Romans had hitherto given
other Nations sufficient Proof, both of their Courage and Conduct
in War; but they had not yet shewn them any illustrious Examr jiles
of Justice, Clemency, Humanity, that is in a word, of Political
Virtue. Marcellus seems to have been the First, who, on this
Occasion, mewed the Greeks that the Romans surpass'd them in
Justice, no less than in. Conduct and Courage, For such was his
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