Ganymedes, the son of King Tros who gave his name to Troy, was
the most beautiful youth alive, chosen by the gods to be Jupiter's
cup-bearer. It is said that Jupiter desired Ganymedes as his
bedfellow, disguised himself in eagle feathers and abducted
him from the Trojan plain.
Isaac Newton (1643-1727)
Newton developed calculus in his preparation of the Principia,
the fundamental work for the whole of modern science. Analytic
geometry and calculus mark the beginning of modern mathematics.
For more than a century afterwards mathematicians were occupied
in extending and applying the calculus.