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  • Hero’s Pneumatika

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 16th century-3rd quarter of the 16th century

    Although most of the manuscripts of the works of Hero of Alexandria (1st century CE) in the British Library contain both...

  • John Mauromates’ copy of Hero’s mechanical texts

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 16th century–3rd quarter of the 16th century

    The prolific scribe John Mauromates (fl. 1541–65), originally from Corfu, was active in Venice in the middle of the 16th...

  • Mechanical Texts by Hero of Alexandria

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the 16th century

    The mechanical treatises of Hero of Alexandria, which were extremely popular in Byzantium and in the early modern era, s...