(fl. late C2 bc–mid C1 bc).
Greek astronomer, inventor, and architect, named by Vitruvius, and known for one building, the Tower of the Winds or Horologium in Athens, a small octagonal structure intended as a sundial and weather-vane. Inside was a water-clock. The Order of the columns at the entrance was very influential, especially in England during the late C18 and early C19 (see illustration capital (h) ).
Crook (1972 a);Dinsmoor (1950);D. S. Robertson (1945)