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(Βίτων) (3rd or 2nd cent. bc), the author of a small extant work on siege-engines, Κατασκευαὶ πολεμικω̑ν ὄργάνων καὶ καταπαλτικω̑ν (‘The Construction of War-machines and Catapults’; see artillery; siegecraft), and of a lost work on optics.

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Subjects: Classical Studies.


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