, of Byzantium, an engineer under the emperor Gallienus, about the year 200 before the Christian era, was employed by that prince to fortify such parts of Thrace and lllyricum, as were exposed to the incursions of the Scythians. He is the reputed author of a treatise on “The Machines for War,” which was printed in the collection of the works of the ancient Mathematicians, Paris, 1693, fol. Gr. and Lat. 2


Biog. Universelle.—Saxii Onomasticon.