Ptolemy

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Synonyms for Ptolemy

Alexandrian astronomer (of the 2nd century) who proposed a geocentric system of astronomy that was undisputed until the late Renaissance

an ancient dynasty of Macedonian kings who ruled Egypt from 323 BC to 30 BC

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This paper offers a close reading of Ptolemy's philosophical defense of the equant in Almagest 9.
When Almagest is mentioned the translator specifies: 'El Almagesto, Libro de astronomia, de Tolomeo' (5) (1921, p.
In his work Mathematical Treatise known as Almagest (after the Arabic translation in which it was preserved) he systematically presented his vision of the universe as a geocentric system.
For instance, Ptolemy's Almagest was first translated to Syriac and then to Arabic.
1952) The Almagest (by Ptolemy), On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Sppheres (by Copernicus), Epitome of Copernican Astronomy and The Harmonies of the World (by Kepler).
Juntos, o Almagest de Ptolomeu e a obra Sobre as Dimensoes e Distancias da Terra e da Lua de Aristarchus--onde estariam bases da teoria heliocentrica que se associara ao nome de Copernico no Renascimento--representam os dois mais compreensivos trabalhos sobre a astronomia da Grecia (Tagliaferro, 1952, p.
In fact, this situation prevails throughout the entire Almagest, which leads to the suspicion that something is going on that does not meet the eye.
Which Greek-Roman citizen of Egypt wrote Almagest and Geography?
Claudius Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos and Almagest (Second Century, AD) were the standards of the day, but his planetary positions not accurate.
In the first lines of the Almagest, Ptolemy establishes his expertise in philosophy by stating a criterion by which to judge who the legitimate philosophers are.
PEDERSEN, 2010: OLAF PEDERSEN, A Survey of the Almagest.
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The maps show the stars of the 48 constellations, based on Ptolemy's Second Century star catalogue, The Almagest.
However, the attentive reader will detect another argument concealed in this passage, for, when speaking of the "diversitas opinionum circa naturalia", Kilwardby is, actually, alluding to Ptolemy, who in his Almagest had put forward serious doubts as to whether to call physics (alongside theology) a science at all, adding that there could hardly ever be agreement about the different opinions philosophers held about nature.
The Almagest included the equivalent of a table of sine values.