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THE YOUNGER HERO

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 379 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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THE YOUNGER HERO, the name given without any sufficient reason to a Byzantine land-surveyor who wrote (about A.D. 938) a treatise on land-surveying modelled on the works of Hero of Alexandria, especially the Dioptra. See " Geodesie de Heron de Byzance," published by Vincent in Notices et extraits des manuscrits de la Bibliothique Imperiale, xix. 2 (Paris, 1858), and T. H. Martin in Memoires presentee a 1' Academie des Inscriptions, 1st series, iv. (Paris, 1854).
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