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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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1976: Princess Margaret and the Earl Of Snowdon announced their separation after 721 BC: The first recorded eclipse was observed by the Babylonians, according to the Greek astronomer Ptolemy.
TODAY ST JOSEPH'S DAY 721 BC: The first recorded eclipse was observed by the Babylonians, according to the Greek astronomer Ptolemy.
The globular star cluster Omega Centauri has caught the attention of sky watchers ever since the ancient astronomer Ptolemy first catalogued it 2,000 years ago.
The first was between the geocentric view advanced by Greek astronomer Ptolemy in a revision of Aristotle's speculation about the earth being the center of the cosmos, and the heliocentric theory touted by Copernicus on the basis of his observations.
In contrast to what Gomez terms a closed geography, Greek geographer and astronomer Ptolemy propounded an open geography which acknowledged that the world was larger than people had heretofore imagined.
Suffice it to conclude that Pianists recognize that the sun, moon, planets and stars move above the Earthplane in the various cycles and epicycles so well elucidated by the great Alexandrian astronomer Ptolemy, traveling in planes parallel to the Earthplane.
While drawing up the first maps of the 'known world' in Alexandria in the second century AD, the astronomer Ptolemy decided to put north at the top.
150, the Greek astronomer Ptolemy wrote the Almagest, the first major summary of Greek astronomical knowledge, which included extensive information on the constellations.
There are various ancient references to the city that go back to the writings of the Roman scholar Pliny and even maps from the time of Alexandrian astronomer Ptolemy.
Gerard went to Toledo to learn Arabic in order to read the Almagest of the 2nd-century- AD Greek mathematician and astronomer Ptolemy, which was not then available in Latin; he remained in Toledo for the rest of his life.