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Hydraulis is an early type of pipe organ that operated by converting the dynamic energy of water (hydor) into air pressure to drive the pipes. Hence its name Hydraulis = "water (driven) pipe (instrument)". It is attributed to the hellenistic scientist Ctesibius of Alexandria, an engineer of the 3rd century BC. See more about the Hydraulis and its further development in pipe organ. This article is part of the Pipe Organ Refactor Project. ... The term Hellenistic (established by the German historian Johann Gustav Droysen) in the history of the ancient world is used to refer to the shift from a culture dominated by ethnic Greeks, however scattered geographically, to a culture dominated by Greek-speakers of whatever ethnicity, and from the political dominance... This article is part of the Pipe Organ Refactor Project. ...


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Water organ - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1338 words)
The water organ or hydraulic organ (early types are sometimes called hydraulis or hydraulos or hydraulus or hydraula) is a type of automatic pipe organ blown by air aspirated by water from a natural source (e.g.
A hydraulis is an early type of pipe organ that operated by converting the dynamic energy of water (hýdōr in Greek) into air pressure to drive the pipes.
Hence its name hydraulis, literally "water (driven) pipe (instrument)." It is attributed to the Hellenistic scientist Ctesibius of Alexandria, an engineer of the 3rd century BC.
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