Ptolemy


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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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Thus, for instance, the name Derbikkai is so well attested, not only in Ptolemy 6, 10, 2, but also in Stephanus of Byzantium, and as Derbikes in Ktesias (Photius) and Strabo (11, 11, 8), that it is difficult to take Dribyces/Dribices of Pliny (who is notoriosly careless with foreign names) as a better reading and therefore connect it with Avestan dri/Sika (p.
The text of the Geographia was a verse reimagining of Ptolemy's second-century text, written in the Tuscan vernacular, which described the journey of its author around the known world in seven days, guided by Ptolemy, as Dante had been by Virgil.
In preparing his world map, of which the full title is Universal Cosmography according to the Tradition of Ptolemy and the Voyages of Americo Vespucci and others, Waldseemuller had to consider how to incorporate the New World discoveries of Columbus and Vespucci into the Ptolemaic cosmography.
The site of a newly discovered temple, made of limestone, dating back to the Ptolemaic era of King Ptolemy II "282-246 BC.
By the 13th century, the Maraghah School -- an observatory in Maraghah (today in Iran), which, under the leadership of Al Tusi, was then the largest such facility in the world, consisting of a series of buildings occupying an area of 150 metres in width and 350 metres in length -- was fully engaged in correcting Ptolemy.
ON THIS DAY 721 BC: The first recorded eclipse was observed by the Babylonians, according to the Greek astronomer Ptolemy.
He also bequeathed money for the care of his cats, Jeannie and Ptolemy, and gifts from [euro]300to [euro]2,400 to more than 20 people.
Ptolemy II leverages Coverity Scan to highlight the importance of software quality
Project Spotlight, which analyzed Ptolemy II, an open source Java project that is being used by the University of California, Berkeley, to teach Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (EECS) students how to develop high-quality software.
Cassiopeia was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century Greek astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations today.
Ancient astronomers such as Ptolemy maintained the former; ancient cosmologists such as Aristotle the latter.
Arsinoe IV was Cleopatra's younger half-sister or sister, both of them fathered by Ptolemy XII Auletes, though whether they shared a mother is not clear.
4) Based on what Ptolemy says, his predecessors (including Hipparchus, c.
Six chapters lead the reader through discussions of the principal primary texts that deal with perspective and the geometry of reflections from both Greek and Roman authors, the most significant being Euclid, Lucretius, Vitruvius, and Ptolemy.
Among the highlights of the collection are the Ptolemy Cosmographia from 1482 and the six volumes of Civitates Orbis Terrarum - containing maps of cities of the world which took 46 years to make, concluding in 1618.