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  • Ctesibius — For the lunar crater, see Ctesibius (crater). Ctesibius or Ktesibios or Tesibius (Greek: Κτησίβιος) (fl. 285–222 BC) was a Greek[1] inventor and mathematician in Alexandria, Ptolemaic Egypt. He wrote the first treatises on the science of… …   Wikipedia

  • Ctesibius of Alexandria — or Ktesibios of Alexandria flourished с 270 BC Greek physicist and inventor. He was the first great figure of the ancient engineering tradition of Alexandria, Egypt, which culminated with Heron of Alexandria and Philo of Byzantium. He discovered… …   Universalium

  • Ctesibius (Ktesibios) of Alexandria — SUBJECT AREA: Horology, Weapons and armour [br] fl. c.270 BC Alexandria [br] Alexandrian mechanician and inventor. [br] Ctesibius made a number of inventions of great importance, which he described in his book Pneumatics, now lost. The Roman… …   Biographical history of technology

  • Alexandria — /al ig zan dree euh, zahn /, n. 1. Arabic, Al Iskandarîyah. a seaport in N Egypt, in the Nile delta: founded in 332 B.C. by Alexander the Great; ancient center of learning. 2,201,000. 2. a city in NE Virginia, S of the District of Columbia.… …   Universalium

  • Of Alexandria — related to Alexandria of Alexandria Ammonius of Alexandria (3rd century AD), a Greek philosopher from Alexandria and one of the founders of Neoplatonism. Appian of Alexandria (c. 95 – c. 165), a Roman historian Athanasius of Alexandria (c. 293 –… …   Wikipedia

  • Hero of Alexandria — Heron Born c. 10 AD Residence …   Wikipedia

  • Library of Alexandria — For the modern library, see Bibliotheca Alexandrina. This Latin inscription regarding Tiberius Claudius Balbilus of Rome (d. c. AD 79) mentions the ALEXANDRINA BYBLIOTHECE (line eight).. The Royal Library of Alexandria, or Ancient Library of… …   Wikipedia

  • Menelaus of Alexandria — (c. 70–140 CE) was a Greek[1] mathematician and astronomer, the first to recognize geodesics on a curved surface as natural analogs of straight lines. Contents 1 Life and Works 2 Bibliography …   Wikipedia

  • Heron of Alexandria — or Hero of Alexandria flourished с. AD 62, Alexandria, Egypt Greek mathematician and inventor. He is remembered for his formula for the area of a triangle and for inventing the aeolipile, the first steam engine, which, in his design, was a… …   Universalium

  • Hero of Alexandria — SUBJECT AREA: Architecture and building, Mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic engineering, Photography, film and optics, Steam and internal combustion engines [br] fl. c.62 AD Alexandria [br] Alexandrian mathematician and mechanician. [br] Nothing …   Biographical history of technology

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