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




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