Anthemios of Tralles
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Anthemios was a distinguished Greek architect and mathematician who, with the help of Isodorus and Miletus, planned and built the famous Church of St. Sophia at Constantinople. This structure was started in approximately 532 AD. In addition, Anthemios wrote several treatises on physics and mathematics. Aside from architecture and mathematics, Anthemios was interested in the use of mechanical devices. He worked with properties of burning mirrors and gave the first practical use of the directix. Using the directix, the focus, and two coordinates, he obtained any number of points on a parabola.

Our chapter's namesake is taken from this famous Greek architect, and we are proud to honor his accomplishments.