Ctesibius of Alexandria

Michael Lahanas

Κτησίβιος ο Αλεξανδρεύς

Ctesibius Alexandrinus was the first who found out the properties of the wind, and of pneumatic power, the origin of which inventions is worthy of being known. Ctesibius, whose father was a barber, was born at Alexandria. Endowed with extraordinary talent and industry, he acquired great reputation by his taste for his mechanical contrivances. Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, de Architectura

Ctesibius or Ktesibios of (A interview about the Hydraulis in Greek)