Philo of Byzantium

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Philo of Byzantium
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Φίλων, ὁ Βυζάντιος
Philo, Byzantinus
Philo, Byzantius
Philon, of Byzantium
Philon, de Byzance
Philon, von Byzanz
Philōn, ho Vyzantinos
Filone, di Bisanzio
Filó, de Bizanci
Filón , de Bizancio
Philo, Mechanicus
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LC data base, 4/17/91 (hdg.: Philo, of Byzantium)
Der kleine Pauly (Philon von Byzanz)
Oxford classical dict., 1970 (Philon of Byzantium
writer on technology
late 3rd cent. B.C.)
Seyffert, O. Dict. of classical antiq., 1956 (Philo, of Byzantium
2nd cent. B.C.)
His Le livre des appareils pneumatiques et des machines hydrauliques, 1903: t.p. (Philon de Byzance)
BM cat. (Philo, Byzantius)
Megalē hellēnikē enkyk. (Philōn ho Vyzantinos)
TLG Canon of Greek Authors and Works, Third Edition,
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol , 1867, p. 1:
Brill's New Pauly: "Philo of Byzantium, Greek mechanic who supposedly lived shortly after Ctesibius.... therefore probably at the beginning of the 2nd cent. BC [3.41
5.vol. 2, 300f.]. He wrote a work on mechanics (Μηχανικὴ σύνταξις/Mēchanikḕ sýntaxis) in 9 volumes of which volume 4 as well as excerpts from volumes 7 and 8 (= volume 5 in old editions) are preserved in Greek translations
volume 5 is preserved in Arabic ( and partly in a Latin translation from the Arabic). Volume 4 (title: Βελοποιικά/Belopoiiká, 'The Manufacture of Cannons' edition: [8. part 1]
edition and German translation: [1]) gives very detailed instructions about how to build cannons (see the illustrations in [1. plate 3-8]). Volume 5 (Πνευματικά/Pneumatiká, 'Pneumatics'
English translation and edition of the Latin translation ..." from Folkerts, Menso (Munich). "Philo." Brill's New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and
Helmuth Schneider . Brill, 2011. Brill Online. Tufts University Library. 22 September 2011
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