Diocles of Carystus

about 240 BC - about 180 BC

Diocles was a Greek mathematician who was the first to prove the focal property of a parabolic mirror and studied the cissoid curve as part of an attempt to duplicate the cube.
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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica

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