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Ptolemy

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What is Ptolemy? Explain Ptolemy, Define Ptolemy, Meaning of Ptolemy

 

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Ptolemy's geocentric universe (aka Claudius Ptolemaeus' model)

 

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Ptolemy I, 367 BCE to 283 BCE

 

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Assassin's Creed: Origins - Ptolemy XIII

 

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4 The Universe Aristotle and Ptolemy

Claudius Ptolemy was a Greco-Roman mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology. He lived in the city of Alexandria in the Roman province of Egypt, wrote in Koine Greek, and held Roman citizenship. The 14th-century astronomer Theodore Meliteniotes gave his birthplace as the prominent Greek city Ptolemais Hermiou in the Thebaid. This attestation is quite late, however, and, according to Gerald Toomer, the translator of his Almagest into English, there is no reason to suppose he ever lived anywhere other than Alexandria. He died there around AD 168.
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