H. of Alexandria, mathematician and engineer. No details of his life are known. He lived after Archimedes , whom he quotes, and before Pappus, who quotes him. In the Dioptra, ch. 35, H. describes a method for determining the time difference between Rome and Alexandria by observing the same eclipse of …
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