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Classics and Technology: A Reevaluation of Heron's First Century A.D. Steam Engine

Heron(alsoknownasHero)ofAlexandria,whoworkedduringthe timeofNero,A.D.55to68(Keyser1988),wasoneofthegreat mechanicalgeniusesofantiquity(Drachmann1963).Heistheauthor ofoverhalfadozenimportantworks,allofwhichmaybecalled appliedphysics.