), an eminent mathematician and architect, born at Tralles, in Lydia, in the sixth century after Christ. His father's name was Stephanus, who was a physician (Alex. Trall. 4.1, p. 198); one of his brothers was the celebrated Alexander Trallianus; and Agathias mentions (Hist.
v. p. 149), that his three other brothers, Dioscorus, Metrodorus, and Olympius, were each eminent in their several professions.
He was one of the architects employed by the emperor Justinian in the building of the church of St. Sophia, A. D. 532 (Procop. in Combefis. Manip. Reruns CPol.
p. 284; Agath. Hist.
v. p. 149, &c.; Du Cange, CPolis Christ.
lib. iii. p. 11; Anselm. Bandur. ad Antiq. CPol.
p. 772), and to him Eutocius dedicated his Commentary on the Conica of Apollonius.
A fragment of one of his mathematical works was published at Paris, 4to. by M. Dupuy, 1777, with the title "Fragment d'un Ouvrage Grec d'Anthemius sur des `Paradoxes de Mécanique;' revu et corrigé sur quatre Manuscrits, avec une Traduction Françoise et des Notes." It is also to be found in the forty-second volume of the Hist. de l'Acad. des Inscr. 1786, pp. 72, 392-451