One peculiarity of the ceremony had occasioned considerable discussion.
According to one story, Archimedes was puzzled till one day, as he was stepping into a bath and observed the water running over, it occurred to him that the excess of bulk occasioned by the introduction of alloy could be measured by putting the crown and an equal weight of gold separately into a vessel filled with water, and observing the difference of overflow.
Occasioned by this question had started from the very beginning of the Council, and were carried on with great bitterness on both sides.
To the east, so placed to avoid the disturbance of instruments which would be occasioned by the iron used in the principal building.
It was occasioned by the discharge of the Macedonian veterans, and only the personal magnetism of Alexander and his threat to entrust himself altogether to the Orientals availed to quell it.