Philo of Byzantium
Philo of Byzantium (Greek: Φίλων ὁ Βυζάντιος, about 280 BC to about 220 BC). He was also known as Philo Mechanicus. He was a Greek engineer, physicist and writer on mechanics. Although from Byzantium, he lived most of his life in Alexandria, Egypt.
Philo was the author of a large work, Mechanike syntaxis (Compendium of Mechanics).
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- R.S. BAGNALL & others 2013. The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Chichester/Malden, MA. p5266-8.