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1,385 words, approx. 5 pages
Ptolemy PTOLEMY (c. 100–170), Alexandrian astronomer, geographer, and mathematician. The last of the great astronomers of antiquity, Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy) compiled works that remained t... Read more
78 words, approx. 1 pages
Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemaeus) 100?-170? Greek mathematician, astronomer, and geographer whose major work, the Almagest, is a large mathematical text that describes the movement of the heavens. A Roman... Read more
535 words, approx. 2 pages
Ptolemy c. 100-c. 170 Greek Astronomer and Geographer Ptolemy is known historically through his written works. His earliest and most noted treatise is the 13-volume set commonly known as the Almagest,... Read more
499 words, approx. 2 pages
Ptolemy (Ca. 100-170) Greek astronomer Very little is known about Ptolemy's early life. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, as Ptolemais Hermii, his name was later latinized as Claudius Ptolemaeus, and ... Read more