Apollonius of Kition

Drawing from the book Peri Arthron. Apollonios is believed to be the main operator.

From ‘Peri Arthron’, treatment for dislocation

Apollonius of Kition was an ancient Greek doctor. He studied medicine in Alexandria. He was famous in all ancient Greek world and he was the best doctor in Cyprus. His medical opinion was considered true and original, according to Herodian.

Apollonius wrote a lot of medical books but the most important was “Peri Artrhon”  (“About Articles”), which is a study of Hippocrates’s teaching. Apollonius wrote this book in Cyprus.

Bessy Karapataki, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia



Agnodice was the first professional midwife. In her days, according to the law of the state, women could not become midwives and doctors.

Agnodice, dressed in men clothes, was presented as a young student and studied medicine next to the famous ancient doctor, Herophilos.

Her male colleagues continued to think she was a man and accused her of having illegal relationships with women.  Agnodice revealed that she was a woman in court and won the court case against her. Since then women can become doctors and midwives.

Bessy Karapataki, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia.






Anthemius of Tralles


Anthemius of Tralles was a Greek professor of geometry in Constantinople, and architect, too.

He was the designer of Saint Sophia with Isidorus of Miletus under the order of Emperor Justinian. He is the best known as an architect for rebuilding the church of Saint Sophia in 532.


He was a very good engineer, too, because he repaired the floor defences at Daras, which was an important East Roman fortress city in northern Mesopotamia on the border with the Sassanid Empire.

He had many skills as a mathematician, too. Anthemius was so educated because he came from an educated family. Hia father was a very good doctor and his four brothers were also architects.

He was a very good writer, too because he wrote many books, but only a few are saved until today!

George Ritsikalis, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia




Autolycus of Pitane

Autolycus of Pitane (c. 350 BC – c. 290 BC) was a Greek astronomer, mathematician and geographer. Autolycus means self-lit, he who has his own light.

In geometry Autolycus studied about the characteristics of the movement of a body at its own projection.


Autolycus also studied the relationship between the rising and the setting of the celestial bodies and he wrote that every star that rises and sets, always rises and sets at the same point on the horizon.


In memory of Autolycus, one volcano at the north of the moon, at Mare Imbrium (the Sea of Rain) has taken his name.

Chris Kyriakopoulos, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia