Mechanics (or Mechanical Problems; Greek: Μηχανικά; Latin: Mechanica) is a text traditionally attributed to Aristotle, though his authorship of it is disputed. Thomas Winter has suggested that the author was Archytas.[1] However, Coxhead says that it is only possible to conclude that the author was one of the Peripatetics.[2]

During the Renaissance, an edition of this work was published by Francesco Maurolico.

See also


  1. ^ Thomas Nelson Winter, "The Mechanical Problems in the Corpus of Aristotle," DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2007.
  2. ^ Coxhead, Michael A. (2012). "A close examination of the pseudo-Aristotelian Mechanical Problems: The homology between mechanics and poetry as techne". Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. 43: 300–306. doi:10.1016/j.shpsa.2011.12.015.