Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Ptolemaeus, Claudius (Ptolemy)
(478 words)

active in the 2nd cent. AD;

important Greek natural scientist.

Works

Fundamental works on astronomy, astrology, geography, optics, harmonics, and mathematics.

Translations

Translations of Ptolemaeus into Arabic, and from Arabic into Latin, secured his influence up to the Early Modern age.

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Landfester, Manfred, “Ptolemaeus, Claudius (Ptolemy)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0191>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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