Hero of Alexandria and his Theatrical Automata


This project is an investigation of Hero of Alexandria's treatise On Making Automata (περὶ αὑτοματοποιητικῆς) and encompasses philological, contextual and experimental approaches to the devices described there. It is a collaboration between the School of Humanities and the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow, funded by a Research Project Grant from the Leverhulme Trust.

The website is organised as follows:

Further information about the aims of the project and the project participants.

Project news, including blog posts by participants.
The core of the site is a text, translation and visual media associated with each chapter.
The CAD models of the two types of automata.
Further information and resources, including links to articles by project participants and educational resources.