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Agesistratos_Ballista

Ballista of Agesistatos, who was an important mechanical and military engineer of ancient Greece that mostly worked on war machines. He wrote a treatise on the war machines that is lost but it is known that from this treatise Vitruvius took a big part of Agesistratos’ treatise to write his work on the throwing machines that is contained in the detailed section of the X book of De Architectura.