Hero of Alexandria, Automata, Venice, Gr. 516

Heron of Alexandria. Diagram of an automaton, a Bacchus figure dispensing wine and milk in a small temple. The figure is connected by invisible pipes with hidden tanks containing wine and milk. Venice, Biblioteca Marciana, Gr. 516, fol. 202r. This 13th century codex is the earliest surviving text of Heron's Pneumatica.

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