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### Menaechmus

''There is also a Menaechmus in Plautus' play,*The Menaechmi*.''

**Menaechmus** (, 380–320 BC) was an ancient Greek mathematician and geometer born in Alopeconnesus in the Thracian Chersonese, who was known for his friendship with the renowned philosopher Plato and for his apparent discovery of conic sections and his solution to the then-long-standing problem of doubling the cube using the parabola and hyperbola.