Andronikos of Kyrrhos

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Andronikos of Kyrrhos, or Andronicus Cyrrhestes (fl. late C2 bc–mid C1 bc). Greek astronomer, inventor, and architect, named by Vitruvius, and known for one building, the Tower of the Winds or Horologium in Athens, a small octagonal structure intended as a sundial and weather-vane. Inside was a water-clock. The Order of the columns at the entrance was very influential, especially in England during the late C18 and early C19 (see illustration capital (h) ).

Bibliography

Crook (1972a);
Dinsmoor (1950);
D. S. Robertson (1945)