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Διοκλείδης), of Abdera, is mentioned in Athenaeus (for this seems to be the meaning of the passage) as having admirably described the famous engine called Ἑλέπολις (the City-taker), which was made by Epimachus the Athenian for Demetrius Poliorcetes at the siege of Rhodes. (Ath. v. p. 206d.; Diod. 20.91; Wesseling, ad loc.; Plut. Demetr. 21; Vitr. 10.22.)


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