Thursday, March 3, 2011

Do not disturb my circles!

Do not disturb my circles! Reportedly Archimedes last words, said to a Roman soldier who, despite being given orders not to, killed Archimedes during the conquest of Syracuse. Archimedes is generally regarded as the greatest mathematician and scientist of antiquity and one of the three greatest mathematicians of all time.

The mosaic, showing Archimedes death, at first thought to be of ancient times, was later considered to be an 18th copy or falsification.


  1. Υπέροχο!! Δεν σου κρύβω την φράση αυτή την χρησιμοποιώ συχνά κατά καιρούς!! :))

  2. ΜΣ, Χαίρομαι που σου άρεσε!

  3. The outside border needs to be three colored tesserae against the background, but the shadows, forms, and contour lines look about right for an ancient one. I wonder how the individual tesserae are worn?

    That hilarious Archimedes, always 'screwing around*'

    * a joke - he invented the water screw to move the water around.

  4. Όμορφη και πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα η ανάρτηση σου και πραγματικά εκπληκτικό το μωσαικό !!!
    Καλό βράδυ !!!

  5. Eric, thank for the insightful comment!If you take a look at the Pompeii dog mosaic, you will see just one line of tesserae. I personally love 3 line tesserae and what a coincidence I was discussing with my student what kind of border was best for her mosaic and I recommended a three lined one!!!!

    I am glad you liked this Amoronia!

  6. Hi Mag
    Thanks for popping over my way whilst I was away in never never land.. You know I was cleaning out some boxes in the garage.. and found some postcards from my travel.. turkey.. italy.. must go back and check if they were mosaics and get a shot for you...

    Just reading the last post re Kylie.. You know we had a show here in Australia.. many moons ago.. 70's .. called Young Talent Time.. the main cast were kids on the path to celebrity... and were trained to sing and dance.. Kylie and her sister were both part of this show... although more Danni...... must see if I can find info for you..

    Have a lovely weekend.. ciao xxxx Julie


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