Ptolemaic


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Ptolemaic

1. of or relating to the 2nd century ad. Greek astronomer, mathematician and geographer Ptolemy (Latin name Claudius Ptolemaeus) or to his conception of the universe
2. of or relating to the Macedonian dynasty that ruled Egypt from the death of Alexander the Great (323 bc) to the death of Cleopatra (30 bc)
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This procession is very revealing about Ptolemaic Egypt.
Memphis, the modern site of Cairo, was after Alexandria the most important city in Ptolemaic Egypt.
Egypt's Antiquities Minister said that a joint mission from the ministry and Minya University's Archaeological Studies Research Center found upon a collection of Ptolemaic burial chambers engraved in rock and filled with a large number of mummies of different sizes and genders.
The study says the scientists found a relationship between volcanic eruptions and "the onset of hitherto poorly understood revolts in Ptolemaic Egypt, as well as the cessation dates of Ptolemaic interstate warfare with the great Near Eastern Seleucid Empire," a Greek state that existed during roughly the same time as the also-Hellenic Ptolemaic empire.
250 B.C.E.) wrote of the littoral of the Red Sea and of Ptolemaic history (F.
Ptolemaic mud brick walls, which surrounded the temple, were also uncovered.
In brief, Islamic astronomers began at a fairly early period to criticize Ptolemaic astronomy both on technical grounds--such as faulty observations--and on theoretical grounds.
Cloth, $55.00; paper, $19.95--For close to fifty years the University of California Press has supplied us with an unabridged translation by Stillman Drake of Galileo's most famous work, his Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican, first published in Florence, partly in Italian and partly in Latin, in 1632.
Will the mysterious Cleopatra reveal the secrets of the Ptolemaic Pharoahs of Egypt and show the way to Alexander the Great?
portrays Clavius as certainly the preeminent theoretical astronomer in his day, yet one who was preoccupied with integrating Ptolemaic planetary theory within Aristotelian physics as understood in the 16th century.
One of them, accounting for observed phenomena and gathering them under a single theoretical framework, was admirably fulfilled by the Ptolemaic system.
When the Fathers of the Church came to Christianize the Ptolemaic system, they naturally postulated the existence of the primum mobile in the mind of God, and this concept of the primum mobile was of extreme importance to medieval theology.