Architect or building craftsman from Naxos, active around 600 BC. Pausanias (5,10,3) concluded from a supposed epigram that B. was the first to produce roof tiles of marble. An inscription on a marble roof tile from the Athenian Acropolis (CY=BY in the Naxian alphabet) was interpreted as a reference to B.
H. Svenson-Evers, Die griech. Architekten archa. und klass. Zeit, 1996, 374.
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Höcker, Christoph (Kissing),
Brill’s New Pauly
, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
Consulted online on 12 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e222360>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510