Ptolemaic system

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(astronomy) Ptolemy's model of the universe with the Earth at the center

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It is noteworthy that Cicero is writing about a cosmological system that is centred on the sun, a knowledge that was superseded by the adoption of the Ptolemaic system.
His revolutionary theory changed the course of astronomy because it explained the movements of the planets far better than the orthodox Ptolemaic system did.
The reader, who is assumed to be very unprepared indeed, might have been given a little more information on the audience to whom the poems were addressed, the Ptolemaic system of the heavens, Dante's use of dreams and visions, and the more specific physiological aspects of the medieval doctrine of the vital spirits.
For predicting the positions of the planets, the Ptolemaic system was superior.