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date: 20 March 2023


, 3rd or 2nd cent. bce


, 3rd or 2nd cent. bce
  • Simon Hornblower


Biton (Βίτων) (3rd or 2nd cent. bce), the author of a small extant work on siege-engines, Κατασκευαὶ πολεμικῶν ὀργάνων καὶ καταπαλτικῶν (‘The Construction of War-machines and Catapults’; see artillery; siegecraft), and of a lost work on *optics.


  • Greek Literature
  • Greek Material Culture

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