Andronicus of Cyrrhus


Andronicus of Cyrrhus

Andronicus of Cyrrhus(Greek:Ανδρόνικος Κυρρήστου) or Andronicus Cyrrhestes,son of Hermias, was a Greek astronomer who flourished about 100 BC.

He built a horologium at Athens, the so-called Tower of the Winds, a considerable portion of which still exists. It is octagonal, with figures carved on each side, representing the eight principal winds. In antiquity a bronze figure of Triton on the summit, with a rod in his hand, turned round by the wind, pointed to the quarter from which it blew. From this model is derived the custom of placing weathercocks on steeples.

References

*1911
*Tenos island - [http://inscriptions.packhum.org/inscriptions/main?url=oi%3Fikey%3D78245%26bookid%3D21%26region%3D7%26subregion%3D20 Epigraphical Database]


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