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The earliest clear evidence for the use of water for powering mills dates back to the ancient Greco-Roman world. The British historian of technology M. J. T. Lewis has shown that portions of Philo of Byzantium's mechanical treatise , which describe water wheels, and which have been previously regarded as later Arabic interpolations, actually date back to the Greek 3rd century BC original. The Greek author Strabo mentions in his Geography another early watermill, located near the palace of king Mithradates VI Eupator (r. 120-63 BC) at Cabira. In the early 1st century BC, the Greek epigrammatist Antipater of Thessalonica made the first clear reference to the waterwheel which he praised for its use in grinding grain and the reduction of human labour. (click to see all the article on Wikipedia)

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