A Fulcrum, A Lever, and the Holy Grail

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. Archimedes

Virgil’s mythical classic, Aeneid, depicts the Greek Army’s ten year siege on the city of Troy. Odysseus was King of Ithaca and trusted counsellor to Agamemnon, Commander of combined Greek forces. Odysseus was renown for his cunning and shrewd brilliance. It was he who conceived and devised the scheme which finally allowed entry into Troy. A huge horse was constructed and wheeled to Troy’s city gates. The Greek army then made a show of withdrawing from battle and sailing away.