The construction, presumably used by Diocles, who flourished in the second century B.C., for the cissoid is as follows.
Let AB, CD be perpendicular diameters of a circle. Let E, F be points on the quadrants BD, BC such that the arcs BE, BF are equal. Draw EG, FH perpendicular to CD. Join CE and let P be the point of intersection of CE and FH The cissoid is the locus of P corresponding to points E, F on the quadrants BD, BC such that the arcs BE, BF are equal.