Arrius Piso As Hero Of Alexandria
(From earlier notes, updated Sunday 02-17-02 through 02-24-02, by Roman Piso)
This is something that I have suspected for a long time, but that I never really investigated fully – not because I thought that there was nothing to it, but because of other factors such as various restrictions of time, other projects that were ready to go, such as not having access to particular information, not being able to locate related notes, cross-references, etc.
Except for making a few notes here and there at various times regarding items that may be related to this (and/or each other, remember, in this research you will find several items which cross-reference each other), basically, all that I was doing regarding this subject, was compiling information. It was not until the compiled information began to congeal, that I realized that I had enough information to make a case for this. And so, I am now presenting that case.
Certain things were in my thoughts about this, and those things that related to my having great familiarity and understanding of the history of the 1st century of the common era (i.e., C.E.). I realized that a) there were only certain people writing at that time, b) those people were royals and their close relatives, and c) that in order to determine just who the author of any given work was, one has to work through various factors, and that includes building a profile of each principle individual in order to compare the profile of one author with that of another. And then, d) to see where each may intersect or correspond with each other. Though it is true that other royals of that time were wise and well educated, there was only ONE individual who was extremely well educated in a number of fields, and who also fits the profile of Hero of Alexandria. And that individual was Arrius Calpurnius Piso (aka Flavius Josephus).
Yes, Arrius Calpurnius Piso was aka Hero of Alexandria. And we can be certain of this for a number of reasons.
(I) One of these reasons is because in our prior research, we have also found Arrius Piso as aka Philo of Alexandria. The alias of Hero of Alexandria is the same name in the following way; he changed “Philo” (meaning ‘love’), into “Eros” (also meaning ‘love’).* And we can see this because of what we know of the Royal Language, where certain letters can double or be exchanged with each other, and/or can be ‘invisible’ (because of how Hebrew omits or drops vowels).
The name “Hero” (as Heron/Heros), drops the ‘H’ as an extra ‘E’ (‘H’ & ‘E’ are equivalents in the Royal Language), and becomes ‘Eron’, which is the same as ‘Eros’ when considering the letter exchanges used when a name ended with an ‘o’. That is why “Hero/Heron” and “Heros/Eros” were the same. Do you see how clever that was? They would take one word that meant the same thing as another word, and exchange it for one used in one alias name and create yet another – with both being the same once one knows just what they did to make that change.
It was essential that these ancient authors use several aliases as this was the only way that they could create the illusion that a) there was a measure of freedom within the world that they ruled over, and b) to make it appear that many more people were writing than actually were. And once you realize that, then you also know that all that was being written at the time was tightly controlled. And, no matter the subject matter, religious texts or not, all that was being written was from the same source: royalty.
Arrius Piso wrote as ‘Philo of Alexandria’, but he did so because as royalty, he was entitled to inherit the use of names and titles of his ancestors. There was a real Philo of Alexandria, and he was a common ancestor of both Arrius Piso and Pliny The Younger. And, he was a Herodian. More about that at a later date.
(II) Also, Arrius Piso, writing as Flavius Josephus, tells us that he had access to sacred (secret) wisdom which was privileged information kept hidden from all but very few. He was allowed to take whatever he pleased from the Temple in Jerusalem when Titus conquered the Jews that were holding out there. And he most certainly already knew as much as any High Priest, as he was descended from a very long line of them.**
(III) If one reads the passages in the New Testament very carefully (particularly the Gospels authored by Arrius Piso himself), in the earliest Greek copies (reconstructed from fragments), one will find several references to many ‘tricks’ that they, the authors and ancient royalty had used to make people think that they were witnessing miracles. This is clear evidence that these people were seasoned con artists whose ‘craft’ had been in the works, practiced and perfected over the course of several hundred years!***
(IV) Arrius Piso, like his ancestors before him, utilized science and his knowledge of the natural world to deceive and exploit others. And he, Arrius Piso (like his fellow ancient royals), used all means in which to achieve his deceitful goals; everything from propaganda to natural science.**** We already know that Arrius Piso was a great mathematician, because of his work with number systems and other branches of science which require a high level of mathematical knowledge in order to make certain calculations (such as those dealing with accurately predicting astronomic alignments, i.e., solar and lunar cycles, etc.).*****
(V) Hero of Alexandria, wrote in Greek, as did Arrius Piso (as Flavius Josephus, Philo of Alexandria, and as main author of the NT gospels, etc.). And thus, his portrayal as a ‘Greek’ fits perfectly with his profile. Greek was Arrius Piso’s main or primary language.******
(VI) Just as we see Arrius Piso do elsewhere, he does something to make sure that he had dated his work to his time to further confirm for us that the work is actually his! One of the things that Arrius Piso did (as Hero of Alexandria), is to write about a solar eclipse that occurred in the year 62 CE. He did this not only to date ‘Hero’ to his own time, but to allude to passages in the gospels (and elsewhere), where the prediction of eclipses are stated to be ‘signs’ having to do with God.
But as we know now, and as they (the ancient royals) knew then, these events can be calculated and therefore, known in advance. And that is one of the things that these royal con artists used to convince the common people that their invented God was real… because he (‘God’), would speak to the high priests and they would in turn, tell the people what ‘God’ said would happen.
Can you imagine people who had been kept extremely ignorant of all of this, and who were made to be very superstitious, would then suddenly see things happening in the sky that their high priests had told them would happen, because ‘God’ told them it would? They would be amazed and would do whatever the high priests asked of them. They would be faithful believers out of fear of a jealous and vengeful God who was so powerful as to take away the light of the sun and the moon. And they, the religious believers, had no idea of the hoax that was being perpetrated!*******
(VII) And Arrius Piso’s son (Julius Calpurnius Piso), while writing The Revelation, points to his father as ‘Hero’ as well. He alludes to Hero’s (Arrius’) reference to the solar eclipse (Rev. 6:12).
(VIII) Arrius Piso was obsessed with the idea of perfecting religion (especially the one that he was creating) into the most monumental con job that anyone would ever conceive of. A great many of the inventions (or innovations to pre-existing inventions) attributed to Hero of Alexandria had religion related applications (See notes at the end of this paper).
(IX) Some of the inventions in the works of Hero of Alexandria appear fairly plain, to the point of being rather stark. Which, leads me to think that his works were complied for use by priests and not the average reader of the time. And, the original copies then too, were probably not illustrated. So, it took the ability to read Greek and to think in fairly complex terms for the time, in order to understand what was being stated therein. The average reader of the time, while not the lowly commoner, and most likely of at least some royal blood, would still not be able to conceptualize the specifics involved – but, priests could!
* This is just one more in a long list of alias identities that Arrius Piso assumed in order to hide his real identity and make it appear that many people were writing at the time (among other motives). Hero or Heron of Alexandria supposedly was a Greek mathematician and scientist, who lived in the 1st, and possibly, the 2nd century CE (Common Era), when Arrius Piso lived. If we look at the various aliases which Arrius Piso used, he was as the comment in the New Testament states and which has become a popular saying; “All things to all people” (I Cor. 9:22).
** He (Arrius Piso), was descended from a long line of High Priests on both his father’s side and his mother’s side. But most notably on his mother’s side, as via his mother’s father’s line (T. Flavius Sabinus II, Emperor Vespasian’s brother), his ancestry traces back to the Herodians, and via King Herod, to the Maccabees (or Hasmoneans). Genealogical charts showing these relationships can be found now online and in my various papers (do a search using this, ‘Roman Piso Papers’).
*** A brief list of some of the things in the Bible that are called “great signs and wonders” are these: Floods which are a natural occurrence in the Nile Valley region, are often predictable as they often happen at regular intervals. Earthquakes which happen primarily in certain regions, particularly where volcanoes are located (such as Sicily, as well as in Italy near the Bay of Naples (Mt. Vesuvius). When Mt. Vesuvius rumbled and/or erupted, it could be felt in places as far away as Rome and beyond.
High Priests used lightening and thunder to scare ignorant people into thinking that ‘God’ (or gods) were angry! Solar and lunar eclipses, too, were used to convince ignorant people that a God was giving them “signs”. Evidently, ‘God’ could give signs and wonders, but could not communicate without the help of the High Priests and Prophets.
The moon turning red. This is a natural phenomenon which too, may be predicted ahead of time so that the High Priests could make it appear that this was ‘foretold’ to happen… by ‘God’ speaking to the High Priests. This is found as a ‘sign’ in the Bible as it is stated “…the moon into blood (red),” in Acts 2:20.
And, various plagues are talked about in the Bible, these things were invented and used to manipulate people. And if a real plague broke out, it was most certainly pointed out by the High Priests that a plague is a ‘sign’ from God – as it is written in the Bible!
And yet another thing mentioned in the Bible, were “falling stars”. But we now know that those “falling stars” were not really stars at all, they are meteors! And, being the experts that the High Priests were when it came to astronomy, they could tell when meteor showers would occur, and thus, tell people to await a “sign” from God! The sun and the moon standing still, is another trick of theirs. There are certain times of the year when the day is very long and it seems as if the sun is standing still. There is a longest day of the year, and those crafty ancient High Priests knew it. These were natural phenomenon, not things which were signs from a God. Comets too, are mentioned as a ‘sign’, but where I remember seeing this mentioned, I think, is in the works of Flavius Josephus… if I remember correctly, he was saying that a comet foretold the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. This may be another one of those things which is a corollary to the New Testament.
**** The writer of the time were making passing jokes and allusions to what they were doing and the fact that they were using various literary devices as propaganda (sometimes in the form of what today we would refer to as “disclaimers”), and utilizing their knowledge of natural history, the natural world, and science to manipulate the masses. Pliny The Younger, for example, makes a passing statement as to his great interest in “natural phenomenon”. And, of course, he and the rest of his fellow royals had learned a great deal from his uncle, Pliny The Elder.
***** Arrius Piso had a very long list of alias names and wrote under many pen names. Other writers too, wrote about him in his various roles, characters and aliases. He was aka Apollonius of Tyana, which was an identity used to tell about his time and deeds during the time in which he was banished from Rome by the emperor Domitian, and while he was living at the family farm in Prusa, in Bithynia.
****** Comparing profiles is one way of determining if one person was actually writing as another by using an alias name. There are other ways as well, such as finding the use of alias names where words with the same meaning are used to change a name already used by an individual (as was demonstrated in this paper) into another. Determining things such as this must be done by individuals whose abilities and knowledge allow them to do so; and even then, this must be done with great care and expertise. There have been prior precedent examples of this, and that tells us that finding out actual identities via this method is indeed both valid and necessary.
******* The truth is that ancient royalty was well educated and very intelligent. However, it would not behoove them to let that be known by non-royals. They had and used many inventions and devices that the general public never knew about. Some of those items were produced in shapes that Victorian or Christian researchers and archaeologists would not approve of. They may have been more complex than an ignorant and superstitious Christian believer would have been comfortable with, and which such an individual may have perceived to have been “the work of the Devil” or of belonging to a “Witch”. As a result, many valuable finds were destroyed by ignorant religious believers within Academia.
This is known because such things were witnessed by true, objective scholars and researchers who made note of it at the time. There are several instances where important finds were either destroyed or defaced because they happened to have been found by individuals who objected to their shape (such as a phallus), or because the item happened to contradict their beliefs.
And that is why I am as concerned as I am about so much of this valuable material being in the hands of those who may not protect or conserve items as they should, out of bias, ignorance or superstition. There are some individuals within academia that not only do not want the public to know about some of the things that have been found, but who, like others like them, will destroy such evidence even as it is being uncovered!
Many of those who get into the field of archaeology or who get into academia in general do not go into these fields without biases, preconceived notions and/or fanatical beliefs, and even do so for those very reasons! Which means that their purpose for going into those fields is not to search for or uncover the truth, but to find what they can to support their own personal or religious views. And that is what is so dangerous to our ability to ever know or get at all of the truth regarding our past.
******** See ‘The True Authorship of the New Testament’, by Abelard Reuchlin and my various papers and books for information about Julius Calpurnius Piso as the author of The Revelation.
“Hero of Alexandria” (aka Arrius Piso), had known of, invented, perfected and used many devices with which to fool the ignorant masses. In ancient times, even long before Arrius Piso’s time, High Priests had used what were called “thunder tubes” to produce a god-like voice that was actually the voice of a priest, that would speak to people at altars to convince people that they were talking to ‘God’ or a god.
The alias of “Hero of Alexandria” was a great alias name for Arrius Piso as he was a direct descendant of King Herod, and “Hero” is a variation of that name which Arrius Piso had inherited the right to use (“Hero/Herod”). As a descendant of King Herod, he inherited the use of the name ‘Herod’ and he rarely passed up such an opportunity! In other places where I have written about the use of alias name by ancient authors, I have explained the use of inherited names and titles.
To find a list of inventions by ‘Hero’ (aka Arrius Piso), you may refer to ‘The Pneumatics of Hero of Alexandria’, from the original Greek as translated for and edited by Bennet Woodcroft, Prof. of Machinery in University College, London, England. You may find the English translation online at: http://www.history.rochester.edu/steam/hero
Other notes and references:
John H. Leinhard, University of Houston, circa 1997.
Also see the paper titled ‘Great Signs & Wonders’ (Roman Piso).
Hero of Alexandria (Arrius) invented an automatic coin operated “holy water” dispenser for use in early churches. The machine took a certain denomination of coin and would dispense a certain amount of “holy water” when a coin was put into it. Hero (Arrius Piso), had invented and developed a variety of devices which were like magic tricks or miracles to people who witnessed them in action, most of which were obviously intended for use within the newly created churches of the time.
Many of the devices appear to have been devised to impress and deceive worshipers. Some of these devices operated with air pumps, while others utilized hidden wires and strings, and still others operated on steam power and/or levers. He even devised a way to make church doors open and close by remote control – so that it would appear that ‘God’ was opening and closing the church doors!
He invented remotely controlled rising and falling curtains around the altars and/or pulpits of early churches, the appearance of which would be like God was opening and closing them! There is also evidence that certain people in that time knew about electricity, but I doubt that they knew how to use it for anything but the most basic applications. I would think that they would make use of it to convince people that God had “touched” them, by shocking them with it!
Another application for electricity would be the remote lighting of altar fires (by producing a spark that touched off a flammable liquid, and thus, candles). Again, to make it appear that God lit the altar fire! All of these tricks would be very effective and convincing. In addition to these things, ancient royals (particularly High Priests) also knew about natural magnets, also known as “loadstones”. Using such things as these, they could make it appear that God or some ‘spirit’ was moving things around on top of tables, etc. This information, once known, should be enough to convince anyone that the Bible and religion has been a deliberate con job. But I do realize that people will want to confirm all of this for themselves, and so, I invite you to do so.
Also, Arrius Piso would go on to help his family members to continue the fraud. He helped his grandson, the son of his son Proculus Calpurnius Piso (aka St. Polycarp, and Bishop of Rome, St. Aristus, and Agrippa), Silanus C. Piso (aka Herodes Atticus, Bishop of Rome, St. Hygenus). Silanus C. Piso would then become famous in his own right, writing as Herodes Atticus. I will soon write a paper about Silanus Piso as Herodes Atticus.
Straight Line Genealogical Chart
(Arrius Piso, aka Flavius Josephus, his son Proculus, aka St. Polycarp, and his grandson Silanus, aka Herodes Atticus, and Silanus’ son, who wrote as a “Christian” writer using the alias of ‘Athanagoras’)
Arrius Calpurnius Piso aka Flavius Josephus (b. 37 CE, d. 118 CE)
M. Queen Berenice (sister of King Agrippa II)
Proculus Calpurnius Piso aka St. Polycarp, etc. (b. 79 CE, died c. 162 CE?)
M. Vibullia Alcia/Aelia Vibia [Hispula?]
Silanus C. Piso aka Herodes Atticus (b. 101 CE, d. 179 CE)
M. Appia/Ulpia Annia Regilla Caecidia Tertulla (died c. 160 CE)
Arrius [?] aka Athanagoras (a “Christian” writer, c. 145-190/200 CE)
M./N. __________ (Not Currently Known)
Notes regarding the straight line genealogical chart:
Abelard Reuchlin said that he had calculated that Silanus Piso was born in 101 CE, and not the 104 CE that most people think of with regards to Herodes Atticus. Arrius Piso had too many alias names to give that information here, so an attempt will be made to give as many of them as possible in a separate research paper.
Proculus Piso had several aliases which included ‘St. Polycarp’, ‘Aristus’ (bishop of Rome, later to be called ‘Pope’), and to denote his Herodian descent, he was called ‘Agrippa’ in the Vita of Flavius Josephus.
Silanus Piso’s daughter Elpinse/Ulpia Cordia (c. 142-165 CE) was the mother of Emperor Gordian I. She was married to Maecius Marullus. Silanus Piso’s daughter Athenais (c. 145-166 CE) was married to Julius Piso III (grandson of Julius Calpurnius Piso I, son of Arrius Calpurnius Piso). Their daughter, was Fabia Orestilla (aka Aufidia Cassia), who married Emperor Gordian I (born c. 157 CE, died 238 CE).
Emperor Gordian I used a number of aliases. Among those were ‘Junius Cordus’, and Church Father ‘Julius Africanus’, and he also wrote as ‘Flavius Philostratus’ (‘The Athenian’). His daughter (who was sister of Emperor Gordian II), was Gordiana, aka Macia Faustina. She married Junius Licinius Balbus, aka Macrianus, aka St. Cyprian, aka Flavius Philostratus ‘The Lemnian’, aka Pope Sixtus II, born circa 170 CE.
Emperor Gordian II (b. circa 192 CE, d. 238 CE), was aka Jurist Herennius Modestin, as well as ‘Commodianus’, and ‘Athenaeus’. He was married to his niece Gordiana.
Gordiana and Macrianus were the parents of Emperor Gordian III (born circa 225 [?], d. 244 CE). Emperor Gordian III was aka ‘Philostratus’ (son of ‘Nervianus’). Fabia Sabina Tranquillina married Gordian III in 241 CE. They had a son who had a few names and aliases. That son, ‘Flavius Cordius’, wrote as Flavius Philostratus (‘The Younger’), and also as ‘Herodian’ (born c. 241 CE, died circa 300 CE).