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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Hume refers to "a system of laws, customs, and institutions" (107), praises the "very regular system of mixed government" (110), criticizes "a system of speculative opinions" (132), and discusses "the Ptolomaic and Copernican systems" (217).
It was not, however, desirable to enter into any close relations with the Franks, who are seen through Muslim eyes as emerging from the fog and perpetual winter of the unfavoured lands of the Ptolomaic sixth clime, and were consequently savage, treacherous, and filthy (both literally and metaphorically).