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.  
Full MacTutor biography  [Version for printing]  
List of References (6 books/articles)
Mathematicians born in the same country

 
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